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Texas Border Wall Protest Aims to Upend Yet Another Trump Promise

From the very moment that Donald Trump took office in January, the left has been attempting to stifle any and every goal of the unconventional Commander in Chief.

During the campaign of 2016, Donald Trump laid out an ambitious “contract with America” that promised the voters of the nation several key changes to our national security scenarios under his coming reign.  One such facet of this plan was the proposal of building a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico in hopes of curbing illegal immigration and stemming the flow of cartel drugs and cash into the American southwest.

As with all things that Trump has attempted to achieve, the left has put up quite a fight, attempting to equate the President’s love for law and order with some form of supreme bigotry.

Now, as the border wall continues to move toward fruition, even with the uncertainty regarding who’ll pay for it, several leftists in Texas have begun protesting the necessary upgrade.

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“Hundreds of protesters wearing white and chanting in English and Spanish marched Saturday in Texas’ first major protest against a border wall, crossing the earthen Rio Grande levee where President Donald Trump’s administration wants to build part of the first phase.

“The protesters launched what’s expected to be a fierce movement against Trump’s best-known immigration policy priority. Many of the participants acknowledged they might not be able to stop a project that the U.S. government is already planning, but they hoped to draw national attention to the cause and persuade lawmakers who have yet to sign off on funding for the project.

“’We might seem small and insignificant. Maybe we are,’ said Anthoney Saenz, a 19-year-old native of the Rio Grande Valley, the southernmost point of Texas and a region where Trump has proposed putting 60 miles of wall as part of a $1.6 billion proposal. ‘But when our voices come together,’ Saenz said, ‘when we band together as a community to try to get a voice out there, we have to hope we get heard.'”

The protests have many other Texans furious, as their lives have been inundated with undesirable consequences tied to illegal immigration and smuggling operations across the border.

Furthermore, as America continues to fight a two-pronged battle on illegal drugs with marijuana legalization trending and opioid education blossoming, the criminal elements of the Mexican drug trade are growing ever more desperate.  This desperation has manifested itself in horrific violence at the border, with a number of high-profile clashes occurring in the past few weeks.

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