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‘Take Our Border Again’ Convoy To Descend on Texas

Hundreds of individuals will reportedly converge on the southern border this week as a part of a convoy searching for to cease migrants illegally getting into the U.S.

It comes amid Texas’ escalating feud with the Biden administration over immigration enforcement. Final week, the Supreme Court docket allowed Border Patrol brokers to renew chopping razor wire that Texas put in alongside a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. The wire was amongst a sequence of aggressive measures that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has taken on the border in a bid to curb unlawful crossings. He remained defiant regardless of the excessive courtroom’s ruling, saying Texas had a “constitutional proper to self-defense.”

Now, the “Take Our Border Again Convoy” is heading to frame cities in Texas, Arizona and California to name on the federal government to safe the southern border.

The group, which is organizing on the Telegram platform, has billed the convoy and accompanying rallies as “peaceable meeting and prayer.”

A piece of delivery containers and concertina wire that Texas put in to discourage migrants sits on the financial institution of the Rio Grande river at Shelby Park on January 26, 2024 in Eagle Move, Texas. Hundreds…


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“Calling all energetic & retired legislation enforcement and army, Veterans, Mama Bears, elected officers, enterprise homeowners, ranchers, truckers, bikers, media and LAW ABIDING, freedom-loving Individuals,” the group says on its web site and posters selling the occasions. “The time is now for We the Individuals to peacefully assemble in honor of our Constitutional Rights to name on our authorities to Take Motion and SECURE OUR BORDERS!”

The plan is for the convoy to depart Virginia Seaside, Virginia, on Monday and make a cease in Jacksonville, Florida, earlier than persevering with on to Eagle Move, Texas, in response to the group’s web site. The convoy will then cut up up for rallies in three states on Saturday, one close to Eagle Move, one other in Yuma, Arizona, and a 3rd in San Ysidro, California.

The group has additionally raised greater than $125,000 from donations on a GiveSendGo web page as of Monday morning.

The objective is “to make clear the plain risks posted by vast open Southern borders,” the group stated in a press launch issued earlier in January. Newsweek has contacted organizers for remark through electronic mail.

The convoy’s organizers embody QAnon conspiracy theorists, election deniers, and anti-vaxxers, in response to Media Issues.

One organizer, Kim Yeater, has reportedly referred to as these concerned a part of “God’s Military.”

“God’s military is rising up,” she stated on a planning name, Vice reported. “All of us have been chosen for this time.”

One other organizer stated: “It is a biblical, monumental second that is been put collectively by God.”

Texas Rep. Keith Self has expressed assist for the convoy and indicated he’ll attend not less than one occasion.

“I’ve been knowledgeable that there are already 1000’s of individuals planning to attend the ‘Take Our Border Again’ convoy subsequent week and truckers from CANADA shall be even be becoming a member of!” Self wrote on X, previously Twitter. “See you there!”

Newsweek has contacted Self for additional remark through electronic mail.