- Truckers are planning to make stops in Eagle Pass, Texas; Yuma, Arizona; San Ysidro, California– all illegal immigrant crossing hot spots
- Biden Administration gave Texas until today, Jan. 26, to return
A massive convoy of truckers will make its way to three migrant hotspots across three states in a bid to shame the White House into tackling the worsening crisis.
Hundreds – possibly thousands – of big rigs will head for Eagle Pass in Texas, Yuma in Arizona and San Ysidro in California from January 29 for the four day ‘Take Back Our Border’ event.
They hope the eye-catching, all-American protest will draw further attention to record numbers of migrants crossing the southern border and into the US, with multiple cities now buckling under the weight of trying to care for them.
Congressman Keith Self, a Republican representative from Texas said: ‘Once again, the truckers are standing for We the People.
‘The time is NOW to take action and secure our borders!’
The development is the latest in an increasingly heated and chaotic political fight over whether Texas can ignore or supersede the federal government– as Gov. Greg Abbott accuses the Biden Administration of not doing enough to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the Lone Star State.
A huge convoy of truckers is set to travel to three points along the southern border notorious for illegal crossings on January 29 in a bid to shame the Biden administration into tackling the migrant crisis
🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨— Rep. Keith Self (@RepKeithSelf) January 22, 2024
There will be a “Take Our Border Back” multi-day trucker convoy from January 29th through February 3rd.
Routes will end at Eagle Pass TX, Yuma AZ, and San Ysidro CA.
Despite the Supreme Court ruling on Monday in favor of the Biden Administration that Border Patrol agents can cut razor wire placed at the border (placed there by Texas) if they feel the need to, Texas is doubling down.
The state added more wire fencing, a is refusing to give up control of a Eagle Pass park it seized control of on Jan. 10.
Bizarrely, a golf course remains open in the park for locals to enjoy the genteel pastime – while federally-employed Border Patrol agents are barred.
The feds have given the state a deadline of Jan. 26 to allow Border Patrol agents, were have been banned from the park, access to Shelby Park.
It’s unknown what, if anything, will happen if Texas refuses to comply with the federal government by Friday, but San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro ratcheted up the language– suggesting Biden use force.
“Governor Greg Abbott is using the Texas National Guard to obstruct and create chaos at the border. If Abbott is defying yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, @POTUS needs to establish sole federal control of the Texas National Guard now,” Castro posted online.
Governor Greg Abbott is using the Texas National Guard to obstruct and create chaos at the border.— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) January 23, 2024
If Abbott is defying yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, @POTUS needs to establish sole federal control of the Texas National Guard now. https://t.co/f1SKuCwEWG
But Texas has plenty of support, with 25 governors from Republican states releasing letters backing up Abbott.
‘I think the border has now reached a boiling point, that you now see governors getting involved,’ Self told Fox Business News.
‘We have a trucker convoy coming down to the border. The American people are going to have to get involved.’
The group behind the convoy is asking all peaceful American to participate starting Monday, with trucks moving through the country and stopping at Jan 29th, ending in Eagle Pass, Yuma, Arizona, and San Ysidro, California for rallies on Feb. 3.
‘These people are committed to a peaceful demonstration, that we have had enough– the American people have had enough. We’re demanding the Biden Administration do its job, enforce the laws on the books and secure our border.’
For the fiscal year 2022-2023 there were a record 2.48 million interceptions along the southern border – and many more crossers who entered the United States undetected.
September 2023 saw an all-time high 269,735 interceptions. Migrants intercepted by Border Patrol agents can ask to apply for asylum.
They are usually released into the United States while awaiting their case being heard by a court.