Trump 2020 campaign announces February 11th MAGA rally in El Paso, Texas

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New caravan of up to 2,000 migrants seeks to cross border into Texas

"President Trump looks forward to visiting with the patriots of Texas who are on the front lines of the struggle against open border Democrats who allow drugs, crime, and sex trafficking all along our border every day".

Mulling their next move from the dusty Mexican town of Piedras Negras, just south of the Eagle Pass crossing on the US side, the latest group of around 1,700 caravan migrants want to avoid a potentially months-long wait for a chance to plead their case for asylum.

According to officials, the migrants were detained by the local government in Coahuila state, which arranged for 49 buses from nearby cities Arteaga and Saltillo to safely transport them back into the country's interior.

In his lengthy Medium post, O'Rourke slammed Trump's "racist, inflammatory rhetoric" about the border and laid out reasons he thought USA policy had exacerbated immigration-related challenges. Democrats, so far, have resisted giving them the tools they've said are critical to keeping the border secure. They will include military police, medical personnel and engineers tasked with putting up razor wire. The support is provided under previous requests for assistance from the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection. Ted Cruz last fall - and other activists on a conference call to denounce Trump's push for a border wall. "We are talking about substance", Shelby said. But Tijuana officials said their city was overwhelmed and unprepared to receive more migrants, after a mass rush by migrants trying to cross the border led to temporary closure of some crossings.

A second, larger caravan of several thousand migrants is expected to set out across Mexico soon.

Eagle Pass, Texas, is usually a pretty quiet place.

Reports show the members of the caravan are being housed in an old factory in Piedras Negras.

"Approximately 2,000 aliens have arrived in northern Mexico as part of a "caravan" seeking to cross the border into Texas".

According to the GoFundMe, any extra funds will be donated to the Annunciation House of El Paso.

Trump had previously said he doesn't expect the talks to produce much, and he's threatened to declare a national emergency to bypass Congress and build a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border.

This temporary opening puts the Senate and House of Representatives on the clock to create new legislation that can be agreed upon in both chambers of Congress regarding a border wall before President Trump's February 15th deadline. But this week, it has turned into an immigration showdown involving hundreds of law enforcement officers and a migrant caravan.

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