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Updated Jul 18, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Protesters sound off at State Capitol about border security

PHOENIX – Protesters took to the Arizona State Capitol lawn Friday calling for legislators to secure the border.

About 40 people showed up to demonstrate against the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America and illegal-immigration in general.

One protester, Vince Ansel with Riders for a Sovereign America, said he wanted to see the Obama administration and Arizona lawmakers secure the U.S. border.

“The problem that we have now is that the present immigration law is not being enforced,” he said.

Ansel also said that those who have crossed the border illegally need to be sent back to their home country.

“This call for immigration reform is a farce,” Ansel said. “It’s just putting more laws on top of laws that are already not being enforced to begin with.”

Demonstrators carried signs, some of which read, “Return to sender,” “Viva la S.B. 1070″ and “No amnesty.”

Ansel said he and his fellow demonstrators would continue protesting Saturday.

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