Trump rally to be held in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's hometown

AP News
Posted: Mar 18, 2016 7:53 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump is bringing his get-tough message on illegal immigration to a Phoenix suburb that's the hometown of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The sheriff is a Trump ally known for immigration crackdowns that made him politically popular, but they were eventually barred by the courts.

Hundreds of immigrant rights advocates who have opposed the sheriff's tactics plan to line up outside the Trump event Saturday in a park in Fountain Hills.

A week ago, protesters forced Trump to cancel a campaign event in Chicago after they and supporters of the Republican front-runner for president faced off in several violent altercations.

Arpaio says he isn't concerned about violence erupting at the park, but that his officers are able to handle such situations.