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Immigration reform protestors head To Tallahassee

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LAKE WORTH, FL (WFLX) - As lawmakers consider an immigration law that would give police the right to check anyone's papers who is suspected of being illegal, hundreds of protestors boarded a bus Monday night in Lake Worth.

It's a nine hour drive to Tallahassee, but the people on the buses can't wait to make it.

Organizers said spots on the bus sold out within 24 hours.

Dozens of people spent the evening making posters and signing petitions, saying the Republican-backed measure would mirror the controversial law in Arizona.

They said it would force families to split, because parents might be deported leaving their children, who are natural born citizens, behind.

Republicans have large majorities in both houses, but organizers are hoping to lean on Republican lawmakers who are on the fence, and they hope going to Tallahassee will make the difference.

Part of the Arizona law has been ruled unconstitutional by federal judges. Protesters said that because no fiscal study has to be done before this law is considered, that a lot of state money could be wasted unnecessarily.

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