A group is trying to rally Hispanic voters to protest, but are apparently doing so with some false claims. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has more.
Anonymous fliers circulating here call for Hispanic residents to boycott stores and skip school and work today in protest of illegal immigration legislation that passed the Georgia Senate.
“This town is in uproar,” said Rosa Ramirez, the manager for Carniceria Loa No. 3, a local Hispanic grocery store. “There is a lot happening here. People in the plants and businesses are saying they will stay home.
“The flier, written in Spanish, also asked for a protest march at the state Capitol in Atlanta at 10 a.m. today.Senate Bill 529 would deny some state benefits to illegal immigrants and penalize companies with undocumented workers on payroll.
Contrary to claims on the fliers, the bill would not block emergency health care, prenatal care, immunizations and K-12 education for illegal residents.