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Doctors rally against immigration legislation

Doctors and health care providers plan to rally Thursday at the State Capitol against immigration legislation.

Over 200 doctors from around the United States are in Phoenix attending a medical conference.

They’re joining Arizona-based doctors, nurses and midwives, and local immigrant’s rights advocacy organizations for a public demonstration.

Health care professionals say they intend to bring attention to worsening health and mental well-being that anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona has caused.

The Midwives Alliance of North America, the Phoenix Urban Health Collective and others say they will urge lawmakers to carefully consider all of the detrimental effects that have resulted from Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070.

In addition to a repeal of that legislation, health professionals say they will also call for a national moratorium on future anti-immigrant laws across the U.S.

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