MAGA truck convoy called ‘Army of God’ heads to southern border as experts warn border crisis likely to get even WORSE after record 302,000 migrants crossed over into the US
A huge MAGA truck convoy dubbed ‘Army of God’ is headed for the southern border as experts sound the alarm over the border crisis after a record 302,000 migrants crossed into the US.
The massive convoy of truckers is making its way to three migrant hotspots in three states in an attempt to shame the White House into tackling the worsening crisis.
Hundreds – possibly thousands – of big rigs plan to head to Eagle Pass in Texas, Yuma in Arizona and San Ysidro in California starting January 29 for the four-day ‘Take Back Our Border’ event.
They hope the high-profile, all-American protest will draw further attention to record numbers of migrants crossing the southern border into the US, with several cities now buckling under the weight of trying to care for them.
A massive convoy of truckers has been seen heading towards migrant hotspots in an attempt to shame the White House into tackling the worsening crisis
Hundreds – possibly thousands – of large vessels plan to head to Eagle Pass in Texas, Yuma in Arizona and San Ysidro in California.
In October, President Joe Biden requested emergency funding — and asked Congress for more border agents, officers and deportation flights.
Last week, he promised to close the border if the bill passes.
Congressman Keith Self, a Republican representative from Texas, said: ‘Once again, the truckers stand 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 battle over whether Texas can override or replace the federal government — as Gov. Greg Abbott accuses the Biden administration of not doing enough to stem the flow of illegal immigrants to the Lone Star State.
In October, President Joe Biden requested emergency funding – asking Congress for more border agents, officers and deportation flights
Last week, Biden promised to close the border if the bill passes
Freedom Train International, the organization behind the convoy, is a ‘freedom and resistance movement with thousands of members around the world’
Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling 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 it’s necessary, Texas is doubling down.
The state has added more wire fencing, refusing to relinquish control of an Eagle Pass park it took control of on Jan. 10.
However, a golf course remains open in the park for local residents to enjoy the classy pastime — while barring federally employed Border Patrol agents.
The feds gave the state a Jan. 26 deadline to allow Border Patrol agents, who have been banned from the park, into Shelby Park.
San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro called out Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday.
‘Governor Greg Abbott is using the Texas National Guard to obstruct and create chaos at the border. If Abbott defies yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, @POTUS must now establish sole federal control of the Texas National Guard,’ Castro posted online.
Border crisis likely to worsen after record 302,000 migrants cross into US, experts warn
Texas, with 25 governors from Republican states releasing letters supporting Abbott, has plenty of support.
“I think the border has reached a boiling point now, that you’re now seeing governors getting involved,” Self told Fox Business News.
‘We have a truck 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 Americans to participate starting Monday.
Migrants are pictured passing through razor wire in Eagle Pass in December 2023. The Texas city is one of three that will play host to the latest convoy later this month
A large convoy of truckers will travel Jan. 29 to three points along the southern border notorious for illegal crossings in an effort to shame the Biden administration into tackling the migrant crisis (The People’s Convoy Protesting Covid Mandates has, is pictured in California in 2022)
“These people are committed to a peaceful protest, that we’ve had enough – the American people have had enough. We demand that the Biden administration do its job, enforce the laws on the books and secure our border.’
In 2022 to 2023, there were a record 2.48 million interceptions along the southern border — and many more cruisers entering the United States undetected.
September 2023 saw a peak of 269,735 interceptions. Migrants who are intercepted by Border Patrol agents can ask to apply for asylum.
They are usually released in the United States while they wait for their case to be heard by a court.