Members of the Suffolk County Coalition for Legal Immigration/No Amnesty and Citizens Forum, the East End Tea Party, and the 9/12 Project protested an immigration bill outside of U.S. Representative Tim Bishop’s office in Southampton Village on Tuesday morning.
According to Linda Edwards, the organizer of the gathering in Southampton, the demonstration was to show the protesters’ displeasure with an immigration reform bill that is currently in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee that would legalize some undocumented immigrants
“Every time we turn around, illegal immigrants are getting benefits,” she said. “We are in trouble on the East End. It’s all about saving our country for our children.”