Huge convoy heads to border states to protest Biden policies
A group of American citizens, expressing their dissatisfaction with the current administration's approach to border security, has embarked on a multi-state journey to the southern border to highlight the migrant crisis.
The "Take Our Border Back" convoy initiative represents a wide array of U.S. citizens who are uniting under a common cause, as The Blaze reports.
Their mission, as outlined in a January press release, is to conduct a lawful and peaceful demonstration aimed at illuminating the risks associated with the unsecured southern border.
The convoy's objectives include a call for the immediate enforcement of U.S. constitutional laws, urgent actions to fortify the borders, and a halt to drug and human trafficking operations.
Broad Coalition in Protest
The convoy has extended an invitation to a diverse group, including both active and retired members of law enforcement and the military, veterans, public officials, business owners, ranchers, truckers, bikers, and all law-abiding, freedom-valuing Americans.
The collective goal is to present a unified, peaceful, and lawful message to politicians and immigration officials at all levels of government.
These officials are accused of allowing an unchecked flow of illegal entrants, criminals, and potential terrorists from over 160 countries into the United States through its southern border.
Convoy Route and Responses
Setting off from Virginia Beach, Virginia, the convoy has planned stops in several key southern cities, including Jacksonville, Florida; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dripping Springs, Texas; Eagle Pass, Texas; and Yuma, Arizona.
The final stop is slated to be in San Ysidro, California.
The journey includes rallies meant to bolster support and draw attention to the convoy's cause.
Meanwhile, President Biden's recent comments to reporters emphasized his perceived limitations in addressing the border crisis.
"I've done all I can do," he said, while also expressing a desire for more resources and authority to manage the situation effectively.
In December, the southern border saw an unprecedented number of migrant encounters, surpassing 302,000, as reported by Customs and Border Protection.
Over the three months from October to December, there were a staggering total of more than 785,000 encounters.
Legal Standoff in Texas
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton rejected the Biden administration's request to grant federal agents access to a border park in Eagle Pass last week.
Paxton said, "As I said before, this office will continue to defend Texas's efforts to protect its southern border against every effort by the Biden Administration to undermine the State's constitutional right of self-defense."
The attorney general noted, "Your request is hereby denied."