COLUMBIA — A group of people from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths plan prayer vigils and protests over South Carolina’s new immigration law.
The newly-formed South Carolina Immigrants Rights Coalition said the rallies will take place Sunday in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Spartanburg and Hilton Head Island.
The protesters are upset with part of the new law, which requires law enforcement officers to call federal immigration officials if they suspect someone is in the country illegally. The law goes into effect on Jan. 1.
Organizers of the vigils say they will offer scriptural support of immigrants as well as pointing out the real-life consequences of the new law.