A convoy of truckers is organizing to travel to multiple areas along the U.S.-Mexico border in the upcoming week. Their objective is to bring greater awareness to the immigration enforcement policies of President Joe Biden, who Republicans have criticized for facilitating millions of illegal border crossings.
In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott ® seems to be openly challenging the administration and the U.S. Supreme Court by instructing the National Guard to construct razor wire barriers along a specific border area near Eagle Pass in order to halt the influx of migrants.
Rep. Keith Self (R‑Texas) announced an upcoming event called the “Take Our Border Back” multi-day trucker caravan, scheduled to take place from January 29th to February 3rd. The routes will terminate at Eagle Pass, Texas, Yuma, Arizona, and San Ysidro, California.
The U.S. convoy plans to replicate the actions of protest movements in Canada during the COVID pandemic. In Canada, truckers congregated outside government offices in Ottawa and border checkpoints to express their opposition to the nation’s stringent vaccine recommendations. Following the protests, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau utilized the “Emergencies Act” of the country to officially declare a type of martial law, resulting in the removal of demonstrators by riot police and the apprehension of leaders whose bank accounts were also confiscated.