The issue for some was simply about respect for U.S. laws, the nation's sovereignty and secure borders.
For others, it was a rejection what they saw as hatred. What seemed clear even before the rally started was that few would find any middle ground.
About 100 people gathered on the steps of the state Capitol on Saturday for a rally to hear Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, speak about immigration, drugs, gun laws, taxes and getting tough on crime.
The event was sponsored by the Oregon Republican Party.
Also in front of the Capitol, but across...