Trump Supporters Form Human ‘Wall’ Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Trump Supporters Form Human ‘Wall’ Along U.S.-Mexico Border

This will be the seventh rally President Trump has held in Texas, and the first rally he's ever held in El Paso. But many in El Paso, site of Trump's rally Monday night, say the city was safe for decades and embodies a cross-border spirit that transcends walls rather than prove they work.

The former three-term congressman from Texas is joining a one-mile march that will end with O'Rourke giving a speech critical of Trump's push for billions in federal funds to extend a wall along with border with Mexico.

The city has become a focal point in the ongoing debate over Trump's proposed wall along the U.S. -Mexico border, as the possibility of another shutdown looms due to a standoff in Washington, D.C., over immigration.

"The country will be watching, and it falls on all of us to tell the true story about the border", O'Rourke said Sunday on Twitter.

Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump's border security efforts formed a human wall Saturday across a small part of the southern border where there is no fencing.

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Many locals questioned why Trump said the city was once one of the nation's most unsafe cities, prompting a written response from El Paso's Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar. "He will promise a wall and will repeat his lies about the dangers that immigrants pose", O'Rourke wrote Friday on Medium.

Reuters The protest comes ahead of President Donald Trump's planned visit Monday to nearby El Paso.

Veronica Escobar, a Texas Democrat, has asked the president to apologize for his remarks, CNN reported.

In a tweet, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo, a Republican, panned the president: "El Paso was NEVER one of the MOST unsafe cities in the U.S. We've had a fence for 10 years and it has impacted illegal immigration and curbed criminal activity".

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