Immigrant advocates protest Trump’s immigration policies


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Immigrant advocates gathered in protest Wednesday, after President Donald Trump put his pledge to re-shape U.S. immigration policies into action.

Trump signed two executive orders that move toward building a wall along the U.S-Mexico border, and ordering an increase in deportations of undocumented immigrants.

Wednesday afternoon, demonstrators called it an assault on immigrants and refugees.

“Our neighbors are being targeted, our families are being targeted, taxpayers, the people we pray with, we are talking…workers who build our homes, take care of our children,” said Rachel LaZar, El Centro de Iguaidad y Derechos.

Trump said construction on the border wall could start in months. He says he will use federal funds to build the wall, then seek reimbursement from Mexico. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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