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GOP hopefuls Rick Perry, Chris Christie heckled by protesters on immigration

Marco Malagon is removed from the venue by Des Moines police officers after protesting during former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's speech at the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Marco Malagon is removed from the venue by Des Moines police officers after protesting during former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's speech at the Freedom Summit, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative political forum in Iowa.

The former governor of Texas was interrupted during his speech to the Iowa Freedom Forum by six people chanting, "If you become president, will you deport our families?"

The six young adults claimed to be children of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Police escorted them from the auditorium.

Perry opposes offering legal status to people in the U.S. illegally. He praised the U.S. as a place "to be able to stand up and tell our government what we want them to do."

Another protester began the same chant during Christie's speech. The governor asked the audience, "Don't they know I'm from New Jersey?"

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