Troops shuffled along U.S. southern border to counter migrant caravan from Mexico

Posted February 10, 2019

"As part of our border security plan, we keep DPS on the border with boats & planes".

Some 250 military personnel are being re-deployed from positions in Arizona to Eagle Pass "in response to migrant caravan activity now approaching the Texas border", the U.S. Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. He will be marching around the city and speaking at a "Celebration of El Paso" event.

El Paso's Democratic sheriff, Richard Wiles, disagreed with Trump's claim that the wall stopped crime in the city.

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In San Diego, high school teacher Stacy Salazar, whose students are primarily Hispanic and low-income, was appalled that Trump wanted to spend billions on walls when her school could not afford basic supplies.

During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Donald Trump called attention to the latest caravan of migrants making its way toward the USA and accused Mexican cities without evidence of busing undocumented immigrants to the US's southern border. Most drugs are smuggled through legal ports of entry where a wall would have no effect, including the recent widely shared seizure of fentanyl and methamphetamine at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Arizona. The newspaper reported that migrants who tried to climb a 12-foot (3.7-meter) fence Monday night and escape were pushed back. In 2009, after the fence was built, we were still second.

On Wednesday, the Trump campaign announced President Trump will be holding a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday, February 11, 2019. "El Paso is one of the safest cities in the nation, it has never been '... considered one of our Nation's most unsafe cities, ' and, El Paso was a safe city long before any Wall was built".

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Valdez updated people on the page on Friday saying, "Baby Trump is in transit on his way to EL Paso!"

Key federal agencies are now operating on a short-term spending bill Trump signed January 25, when he ended the nation's longest ever government shutdown without getting the money he wants for his wall.

As he condemned political turmoil in Venezuela, Trump declared that "America will never be a socialist country" - a remark that may also have been targeted at high-profile Democrats who identify as socialists. Few people dispute that barriers contributed to sharp declines in illegal border crossings in El Paso and other border communities. The large rallies propelled him to his unlikely 2016 election victory, and he can still draw large crowds.

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Lyda Ness-Garcia, one of the organizers of the march, said the group met with O'Rourke and he agreed to speak at the rally, march with protesters - and possibly play with some of the bands.