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Upstate Hispanic radio station hosts immigration forum

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signs the state's new immigration bill into law. (June 27, 2011/FOX Carolina) South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signs the state's new immigration bill into law. (June 27, 2011/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Hispanic radio station in Greenville will host a forum Thursday aimed at addressing concerns about South Carolina's new immigration law.

On Monday, Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill into law, which grants law enforcement more power to check a person's immigration status. It also mandates that businesses check the immigration status of their new hires through a federal online system.

The new law, which takes effect in January, also makes it a felony to make fake identification cards for illegal immigrants.

The American Civil Liberties Union said it plans to fight the law. The director of the South Carolina branch of the ACLU said the new rule promotes racial profiling.

WOLI-FM, 103.9, will hold the on-air forum beginning at 10 a.m.

Watch FOX Carolina News at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. for more coverage on this story.

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