MIAMI (CBS4) -Community and immigrant advocacy groups are taking part in a national effort to protest Georgia’s new immigration laws with a silent theater performance in downtown Miami.

The demonstrators said the Friday afternoon event from 2 to 4 p.m. at the 200 block of SE 2nd Ave in Miami is aimed at getting Obama to halt the “criminalization of immigrants,” who can be more easily detained under the new Georgia law. It’s also aimed at getting major shareholders like Wells Fargo to divest their holdings from private companies that run immigrant detention centers for the U.S. government.

Companies like Corrections Corporation of America and the Geo Group donated significantly to the politicians who passed Georgia’s recent law, and CCA is looking to build one of the country’s largest immigration detention centers in Broward County.

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Comments (2)
  1. erick says:

    illegal immigration cannot be left untreated, it needs to be looked upon. Immigration is both a blessing for our country and a disaster if laws are not simplified and such individuals are left unchecked.

  2. Chuck says:

    if I were a middle-finger kind of guy I would give one up right here, right now, But I’m not, I’m a stand-up kind of guy by comparison.

    My grandpa, father, mother, me, etc. didn’t work this hard to forge and defend a country only to see it given away to the third-world.

    Make no mistake about it, this isn’t about legal immigration. It is, however, all about by-passing legal immigration due-processes, and essentially letting the U.S. get dumped on by the third-world. It’s not good for the U.S.

    Illegal immigration, the way it is today in the U.S.A., is a diminished capacity.

    What I’m going to do is protect my American way of life. I’m gonna’ fight for truth, justice, and the American way, kind of like Superman.

    …especially on the 4th of July!