Hundreds Rally Against Law

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 1:32 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- About 500 mostly Hispanic protesters gathered at the Capitol to criticize a new state law that's designed to fight illegal immigration. The protest Thursday is against a law called one of the toughest anti-illegal immigration laws in the nation. It intends to stop any state benefits going to illegals and to give police new powers to detain them for deportation.

The law has drawn fierce opposition from some religious groups who say they'll ignore a provision that makes it a felony to harbor or transport undocumented people.

The Reverend Don Wolf, a Catholic priest in Duncan, said churches are standing up against what he said was misery the bill will cause.

The Reverend Victor Orta of the American Dream Coalition said the law is a misguided attempt to fix a problem that only Congress can solve.

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