Protesters Denounce Gov. Ducey’s Effort to Stop the Resettlement of Refugees in Arizona

Protesters at the Capitol building called on Gov. Doug Ducey to reverse his effort to stop accepting refugees in Arizona.

“Ducey, we reject your racism,” the crowd chanted while holding signs that read “welcome refugees.”

The Republican governor, in a statement Monday, invoked the state’s right “to receive immediate consultation by federal authorities per the United States Refugee Act, and that the federal government take into account the concerns and recommendations of the state of Arizona as they are required to under federal law, in our efforts to keep our homeland safe.”

The Puente Human Rights Movement, a grassroots organization spearheaded Tuesday’s protest.

“I’m appalled and disgusted that Gov. Ducey has joined the other governors to spew hate and breed violence, racism and hysteria against refugees that have withstood the bombardment of violence and war,” said Francisca Porchas, organization director at the Puente Human Rights Movement.

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