News ID: 138607
Published: 1110 GMT March 24, 2016

Arizona protesters slam Trump over migration policy

Arizona protesters slam Trump over migration policy

A protest march in the US State of Arizona storms the capitol, denouncing US Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump over his migration policy.

A crowd of protesters gathered in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday to protest against the Republican presidential hopeful and Arizona governor Doug Ducey who is planning to accept new laws on illegal immigration, reported by

Anti-deportation protesters then marched to the House of Representatives in Phoenix and headed to the Capitol Museum, where some activists stormed the museum, waving an effigy of Donald Trump and chanting anti-deportation slogans until police arrived.

No incidents or clashes were reported.

Arizona is known to have some of the strictest immigration laws in the US. In February, Arizona passed the SB1070 law, which allows police officers to ask for proof of status from those they "suspect" are undocumented.

Trump, who has never held elected office, is still leading the Republican presidential primary field, despite the fact that his campaign has been marked by controversial statements, including with disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants and Muslims.

The billionaire real-estate mogul has infuriated Mexico from the start of his candidacy by declaring that the country was sending “criminals” and “rapists” across the border and that he would force the neighboring government to pay for a giant wall to keep illegal migrants out.

Trump says he would deport 11 million undocumented workers from the United States and would establish a “deportation force” for this purpose.

He has also promised to expel undocumented immigrants and build a wall on the US-Mexico border. In addition, he has proposed repealing the constitutional right to citizenship of anyone born on US soil.

Trump has also created a furor in the US and around the world by proposing a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims” entering the United States, following a mass shooting in California.

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