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A trucker convoy is preparing to head to several locations along the U.S.-Mexico border next week to draw more attention to President Joe Biden’s lax immigration enforcement policies Republicans have blamed for millions of illegal crossings.
The issue is really coming to a head in Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott (R) appears to be defying the administration and the U.S. Supreme Court by ordering his National Guard to erect razor wire barriers along a section of border near Eagle Pass to staunch the flow of migrants.
“There will be a ‘Take Our Border Back’ multi-day trucker convoy from January 29th through February 3rd,” Rep. Keith Self (R-Texas) wrote in an X post. “Routes will end at Eagle Pass TX, Yuma AZ, and San Ysidro CA.”
The U.S. convoy will emulate similar protest movements in Canada during the COVID pandemic, where truckers gathered around government buildings in Ottawa and border checkpoints to oppose the nation’s strict vaccine mandates. In response to the protests, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the nation’s “Emergencies Act” to effectively declare a form of martial law, leading to the clearing out of protesters by riot police and the arrest of leaders who also had their bank accounts seized.
A Canadian judge ruled earlier this week that Trudeau’s invocation and use of the act was unlawful.
Regarding the U.S.-based convoys in reaction to the border crisis, trucker groups are scheduled to converge in San Ysidro, California, Eagle Pass, Texas, and Yuma, Arizona, on February 3. Several meet-up dates have been established for the upcoming days, as truckers are anticipated to journey from as far as Jacksonville, Florida, to participate in the rallies.
“The Biden Administration and the federal government are in violation of Article IV, Section IV of the U.S. Constitution,” reads a flyer for the “Take Our Border Back Convoy.” That clause charges the federal government with protecting Americans from invasions.
There will be a “Take Our Border Back” multi-day trucker convoy from January 29th through February 3rd.
Routes will end at Eagle Pass TX, Yuma AZ, and San Ysidro CA.
— Rep. Keith Self (@RepKeithSelf) January 22, 2024
BREAKING: In opposition to the open border disaster under the Biden administration, a coalition of Americans from all throughout the country announced the organizing of a major Southern Border Convoy and multi-city rally next month.
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— Leading Report (@LeadingReport) January 22, 2024
Exit polling regarding what voters care most about during Tuesday’s primaries in New Hampshire does not bode well for President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party as they attempt to frame the issues heading into November’s elections.
Earlier this week, the White House announced that Vice President Kamala Harris kicked off a nationwide “Fight for Reproductive Freedoms” Tour in Wisconsin, with the focus being on ensuring wider access to abortion.
Freedom, I believe, is fundamental to the promise of America…and that includes the freedom to make decisions about one’s own body, not the government telling you what to do,” Harris said during the event.
Her remarks — and the White House’s focus on abortion — come after the U.S. Supreme Court last year overturned Roe v. Wade, ruling that the issue should have always resided with individual states.
But according to exit polling done by CBS News during the New Hampshire primaries, the top issues for voters, by far, are the illegal immigration crisis along the country’s southern border and the economy.
“On the issues, the economy and immigration are the top issues for New Hampshire primary voters. These are the same issues that were most important to Iowa GOP caucus goers,” the outlet reported. “Immigration is a driver, particularly for Trump voters.”
Meanwhile, as reported by The Messenger, the results of CBS’s top-of-mind concerns for primary voters come as Trump has taken a seven-point lead over Biden in a new survey.
“The poll, conducted online January 17-21 among 3,034 registered voters, found Trump led Biden, 48%-41%, while 11% were undecided. The result was outside the poll’s margin of error, which was 1.8 percentage points,” the outlet reported on a survey done on its behalf in conjunction with the HarrisX polling firm.
“Support of Biden and Trump largely broke down partisan lines. 90% of Republicans backed Trump and 82% of Democrats backed Biden. Independents supported Trump, 43%-36%, while 22% were undecided,” the outlet reported.