TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A crowd of immigrants and their supporters crowded the hallway to a Senate committee room Wednesday hoping to change minds about immigration reform.
The group of more than a hundred prayed before the committee started asking for God’s help in the fight against immigration reform legislation. The bill would pave the way for local law enforcement officers to act as immigration agents. Naturalized citizen Erika Escamilla fears she would be racially profiled if the bill passes.
“It's only going to get worse and with these kinds of laws it's going to be very very difficult with our skin color to even like go out on the street," Escamilla said.
The immigration legislation will be heard Thursday in House and Senate Committees.
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