O'Rourke to Lead Anti-Wall March During Trump Texas Rally

O'Rourke to Lead Anti-Wall March During Trump Texas Rally

Margo went on to say in the interview that the fence along El Paso's southern border is only part of the process for security. But Tijuana officials said their city was overwhelmed and unprepared to receive more migrants, after a mass rush by migrants trying to cross the border led to temporary closure of some crossings.

According to state officials, the caravan includes 46 unaccompanied minors, aged 15-17.

One such group was taken into U.S. custody Thursday near Lukeville, Arizona.

Border Patrol agents have reportedly already arrested some migrants who illegally crossed the border overnight.

A statement from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed the migrants' arrival but did not indicate when they made it to the border. "We were able to figure who was coming through our ports of entry".

Officials on Friday afternoon provided an update to information on the caravan on the Mexican border with Eagle Pass.

"El Paso was safe before the border wall", said Jon Barela, a Republican who runs the city's Borderplex Alliance economic development group.

Trump had previously said he doesn't expect the talks to produce much, and he's threatened to declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border.

In January, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton agreed with the president.

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But El Paso horse trainer John Joyner backed Trump. Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics also show that El Paso's crime rate has dropped since, from 457 crimes for every 100,000 residents in 2009 to 393 in 2014. "We know it's unsafe because of the gangs and the kidnappings".

A fact check by the El Paso Times found that the crime rate was decreasing in the city before the border fence, as crime rates fell nationwide from the high levels of the 1990s.

But it's also useful to look across the Rio Grande to Juarez in Mexico.

"El Paso was NEVER one of the MOST risky cities in the US". Now, in 2019, Juarez is one of the most unsafe cities in the world with almost 200 homicides per month reported in the city of 1.3 million.

It won't be the only high-profile event in El Paso that night.

According to an update on the page, any leftover funds will be donated to the Annunciation House of El Paso, a place that serves the "migrant, refugee, and economically vulnerable peoples of the border region through hospitality, advocacy, and education".

In a statement Wednesday, Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for Trump's reelection campaign, said that El Paso was chosen as a rally site to highlight the president's message.

If Pelosi and McConnell embrace a bipartisan agreement, it could isolate Trump and pressure him to accept it without re-escalating the fight. But the negotiations have been fraught from the beginning with numerous Democrats on the conference committee saying unequivocally they will not support wall funding.

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