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Trump Heads to El Paso to Champion Border Wall, While Opponents There March in Protest
EL PASO — President Trump is to arrive here on Monday for a rally to champion his border wall with Mexico even as a demonstration is planned by angry residents and Democratic lawmakers who denounce his claim that walls reduce violent crime.
Mr. Trump’s rally, his first since an acrimonious debate over funding of the wall shut down the government, comes as negotiations in Washington to head off another shutdown are in danger of collapse. His words could inflame the national debate over immigration, which is already a powerful rallying cry for Democrats hoping to challenge Mr. Trump in 2020.
Among those potential challengers is Beto O’Rourke, the rising Democratic star and former congressman from El Paso. In a bit of political theater that could be a foretaste of the 2020 campaign, Mr. O’Rourke will speak at a rally less than a mile away from the El Paso County Coliseum, where Mr. Trump is scheduled to address 6,000 supporters.
The president’s choice of El Paso to make his argument is curious on several grounds. Violent crime actually declined for years in this vibrant immigrant city across the river from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, before the Army Corps of Engineers began building a fence in 2008. It rose during the two years before and after the barrier was constructed.
Donald J. Trump
I don’t think the Dems on the Border Committee are being allowed by their leaders to make a deal. They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall & now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention!
Donald J. Trump
The Border Committee Democrats are behaving, all of a sudden, irrationally. Not only are they unwilling to give dollars for the obviously needed Wall (they overrode recommendations of Border Patrol experts), but they don’t even want to take muderers into custody! What’s going on?
The crime no doubt increased after was due to illegals that crossed before the wall was built.