Florida Immigrants Rally Statewide

By: AP
By: AP

Tallahassee, Florida - April 25, 2011 -

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Hundreds of immigrant activists and their supporters are organizing protests across Florida against two state immigration bills this week.

Some are gathering Monday evening in Little Havana. A group from
Clearwater is headed to Tallahassee to join a march by immigrant
children. On Tuesday in Tallahassee, growers and fieldworkers will
highlight the bills' effects on agriculture. A day later, Dream
Act-eligible students will target lawmakers.

The House bill authorizes local law enforcement to check
immigration status whenever they suspect someone is in the country
illegally and mandates employers use the federal E-Verify program.
The Senate version is more limited, but immigrants and business
still oppose it. Those who back the bills say something must be
done to address the failed immigration system and maintain
businesses are simply protecting cheap labor.

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