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      Small crowd protests immigration in Columbia

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) - A handful of people showed up for an immigration protest in Columbia Saturday afternoon.

      The anti-immigration political group Americans for Legal Immigration planned the protest on the St. Andrews Road overpass on Interstate 26. Saturday's protest was one of five around the state over the last two days.Protests were also planned for Charleston, Florence, Myrtle Beach and Greenville. Demonstrations were held all over the country this weekend.

      Dozens of events were planned across the U.S. this weekend to protest against the resettlement of illegal alien minors. Recently, more than 50,000 Central American youth have illegally come into the country. The children are now being sent to various states around the country to be housed.

      "Who's going to pay for them," said protester Warner Wells. "It is important that I stand up at this time because my grandchildren can not. They simply are not allowed out on the side of this interstate. They can not vote and the debt is being pushed on to them."

      On Thursday, Gov. Nikki Haley s aid none of the children are being housed in South Carolina.