Thousands of people gathered near the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a protest movement against the Biden administration’s border policy, which has seen the largest flow of illegal immigrants into the nation in its history. Earlier in the week, the Take Our Border Back rally received crucial support from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R).
During a rally near Eagle Pass, Texas, a significant crowd gathered as part of the Take Our Border Back effort. The event included music and a significant number of people wearing clothing adorned with patriotic images. The rally organizers said that the event was occurring to support law enforcement in their efforts to secure the border.
Rally organizers hoped to get 700,000 truckers to join them. The group will also hold events in Arizona and California.
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Palin told a group of protesters last week that the federal government is “sanctioning to allow this invasion. We’re going to take our country back.”
During the event, the group’s organizer Robert Agee said that he opposed the “bad actors coming across wanting to do harm, and that’s why the border needs to be fixed.” He said that the federal government wasn’t doing its job.
Other notable guests spoke at the Dripping Springs, Texas event last week. This included musician Ted Nugent, who accused Washington officials of “deceptive tactics.” Texas State Rep. Carrie Isaac (R) said that the United States should build a wall along its border with Mexico.
The Texas events occurred not far from the ongoing standoff between federal and Texas officials over border policy. Texas is installing razor wire to prevent migrants from entering the state. The Biden administration opposes this plan, with elements of it making it recently to the U.S. Supreme Court.
So far, Take Our Border back leaders said that the protest would not go to the disputed park in Eagle Pass.
The United States saw the highest number of border encounters in its history last year.