Hundreds of United States flags have been pinned to a fence along the border with Mexico by demonstrators who held a protest on a private ranch to voice their backing of Arizona’s controversial immigration law.
Over 400 supporters heard speakers, some of whom are running in November’s congressional elections, demanding more resources and an increase in border security.
The rally was the latest in a number staged by activists. A federal judge recently delayed some of the most contentious provisions within Arizona’s law, including a form of ethnic profiling.
President Barack Obama signed a bill intended to beef up security on the border with Mexico last Friday. Immigration reform continues to be a major part of the national debate in advance of November’s elections.
The bill has been called ‘too little too late‘ by the President’s detractors and the demonstrators.