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Lawmakers and lobbyists are not the only people converging on the Capitol to mark the beginning of Session. For a group of immigration rights activists, the day was not all pomp and circumstance.

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Members of the Florida Immigrant Coalition traveled to Tallahassee from around the state to greet the newest members of the Florida Legislature that were sworn in Tuesday. The group, which is made up of various immigrant rights organizations, wants to make sure immigrant’s voices are heard in the upcoming legislative session.

The group is working to shed light on immigrant issues in Florida and around the nation. Organizer Melissa McGuire-Maniau said, after a strong Hispanic turnout in the last election, lawmakers should know that they’re not going anywhere.