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FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) - GOP Presidential front-runner Donald Trump is raising eyebrows with his comments linking gangs in St. Louis and Ferguson to illegal immigrants.

Trump has made several controversial comments on issues during his campaign and these latest words will likely have fallout as well.

The comments came during a news conference Tuesday night in Dubuque, Iowa.

Iowa, of course is a critical state in the presidential primaries and the election. Trump was asked a question about immigration, an issue he has been very outspoken about during his campaign.

This was not the first time Trump has claimed that gangs in St. Louis and Ferguson are filled with illegal immigrants.

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles responded to Trump's comments during an interview on Fox 2 News in the Morning: