Protesters Rally Against New SC Immigration Law

CHARLESTON, SC 11/21/2011 -- Protesters were in South Carolina on Sunday to demonstrate against the state's new law immigration law.

The law, which goes into effect in January, would require state and local law enforcement agents who make traffic stops to check the person's legal status.

The leader of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus was there fighting against the law, too.

"People have the misconception that we become legal in this country and that's it. No, it takes 10, 15 years. It is not an easy way out. We just want respect, we want a right to raise our children in a country to be apart. Because America was built on immigrants. Remember, America was built on immigrants," said Diana Salazar.

Legal immigrants say they're worried about profiling.


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  • by nunya Location: north charleston on Nov 24, 2011 at 11:57 PM
    If you feel that illegal Mexicans should go home with their legal children than back track your family history and i bet your back is just as wet as theirs. We are all illegal in some way so from now own when you think some should "go back to their own country" think about what country you really came from.do you honestly want to go back there?
  • by nunya Location: north charleston on Nov 24, 2011 at 11:57 PM
    If you feel that illegal Mexicans should go home with their legal children than back track your family history and i bet your back is just as wet as theirs. We are all illegal in some way so from now own when you think some should "go back to their own country" think about what country you really came from.do you honestly want to go back there?
  • by Jim Location: Gadsden County on Nov 22, 2011 at 06:49 PM
    I'm proud of South Carolina. Go home illegal aliens.
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Nov 22, 2011 at 02:36 AM
    If you think it is tough for Hispanics here, try going to Mexico illegally. See if they will pay for medical treatment, give your illegal children born there citizenship automatically, give you food, housing, free schooling. Read their immigration laws. They make ours look like a Winnie the Pooh story.
  • by Dave Francis Location: Indianapolis, IN on Nov 21, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    Rep. Smith’s THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT’ (H.R.2885.) The ‘Ways and Means Committee led by Majority Speak John Boehner (R-OH) must adopt the Mandatory E-Verify Bill (H.R. 2885.) This would be a great start to cutting down on illegal foreign workers, in every occupation. Don’t be put off by screeners, just keep the barrage going till lawmakers know where you stand on this issue. Call this number at the Washington Switchboard 202-224-3121. Consider that Pro-sovereignty sites as NumbersUSA and hundreds of organizations such as American Patrol, Federation of American Immigration Reform, CAPS, Heritage Foundation and others have the answers on costs, surveys and analysis.
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