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    Demonstrators marched through the streets of New York City to protest Donald Trump's views on immigration hours before his appearance as host of "Saturday Night Live." (Published Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015)

    Demonstrators marched through the streets of New York City to protest Donald Trump's views on immigration hours before his appearance as host of "Saturday Night Live."

    A large group of protesters held signs and chanted Saturday evening as they marched from Trump Tower to NBC's studio in Rockefeller Plaza.

    Outside Rockefeller Plaza, they chanted: "Donald Trump has got to go."

    Some of the protesters argue that Trump's statements about immigration are racist and offensive.

    NBC has faced pressure from a coalition of advocacy groups calling for Trump to be dropped from SNL over his comments.

    The network has not responded, and Trump says he believes the controversy will boost the audience for the episode.

    Trump's comments last summer spurred NBC to sever its Miss Universe ties with him while declaring he would never return to his role on "The Apprentice."

    It isn't Trump's first turn as guest host. The billionaire developer and media celebrity presided in April 2004, a few weeks after NBC's "The Apprentice" debuted.

    Typically outspoken, Trump has welcomed the SNL controversy, predicting it would only boost his audience.

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