Cheri Beasley is a supporter of welcoming refugees and immigrants and building a robust refugee resettlement program. Beasley is running for Senate following her tenure as North Carolina’s Attorney General, to ensure that the needs of North Carolinians are heard on the floor of the Senate. Raised by a trailblazing mom, Beasley learned the values of hard work, integrity, and justice from a young age. She and her husband, Curt, instilled those same values in their twin sons, Thomas and Matthew, as they raised their family in a home steeped in faith here in North Carolina. These values guided her work, first as a public defender and judge. In 2019, Beasley rose to become the first African American woman to serve as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. As a judge, Beasley has always acted independently and without bias to uphold the law and keep communities safe – no matter the politics.
Beasley supports comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who are already in our country, invests in securing our borders, treats people with dignity and respect, and ensures safety for everyone. Beasley believes that reforms must reduce wait times for legal immigration, improve visa programs, and ensure a fair and efficient asylum process for people seeking refuge. Beasley will also fight to protect the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and keep our promise to DREAMers.