PHOENIX (AP/KSAZ) - About 120 people have rallied at the state Capitol to call on Gov. Doug Ducey to speak out against the U.S. government's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration that has led to the recent separation of more than 2,000 children from their parents.
The Tuesday rally was the first organized by Mi Az, a coalition of local groups demanding an end to policies such as separating immigrant families. Protesters put up a little playground to make the point kids should be allowed to enjoy their childhoods, and not be swept up as political pawns.
Speakers called on Ducey to pull Arizona's National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border. Several dozen protesters also headed up to Gov. Ducey's office, wanting to know if Ducey supports Donald Trump's policy to separate children from their parents.
FOX 10's Steve Krafft streamed the event live on his Facebook page.
Meanwhile, the governor says it breaks his heart to see families separated, but says parental responsibility should be examined when adults illegally cross the border with children.
The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.