Trucker convoys that could total as many as 700,000 vehicles are headed south to demand a secure border this weekend.
“We have a trucker convoy coming down to the border,” Rep. Keith Self, R-Texas, said in an interview with Fox Business Network, adding: “The American people have had enough. We’re demanding that the Biden administration do its job, enforce the laws on the books and secure our border.”
When describing the crisis at the border, Self estimated that illegal immigration had surpassed “8 million people during the Biden administration … . This is the time for us to rise up as the American people and demand that our president do his job.”
Self shared information about the trucker convoys on X, formerly Twitter, in which he urged followers to “join us,” adding: “The time is now for we the people to peacefully assemble in honor of our constitutional rights to call on our government to take action and secure our borders.”
The trucker convoy event—dubbed “Take Our Border Back”—kicked off on Monday, with the departure of Convoy 1 from Virginia Beach, Virginia. Three trucker convoys are participating, all leaving from different locations.
Convoy 1 is headed for Eagle Pass, Texas. It will then drive through Dripping Springs and on to Quemado, Texas.
Convoy 2 departs from Dripping Springs, Texas, for Yuma, Arizona, on Thursday.
Convoy 3 leaves from San Ysidro, California, and will head toward Yuma on Saturday.
On Saturday, rallies are planned for Texas, California, New Mexico, and Arizona by participants in the trucker convoys with the goal of shedding light on what they are calling “the obvious dangers posed by wide-open southern borders.”
In its news release, the “Take Our Border Back” trucker convoy coalition described itself as a “peaceful, lawful and clear message to all city, state and federal politicians and immigration officials.”
The goals of the trucker convoys are to “request all laws of our U.S. Constitution be immediately upheld, to slow and ultimately stop drug trafficking and human trafficking associated with open borders, and to call for immediate action to secure our borders before irreversible, serious consequences befall our nation.”
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