O'Rourke, who has claimed to oppose open borders, has faced backlash for refusing to clarify where he stood on the migrant caravan that was heading toward the U.S. O'Rourke dodged commenting on the topic despite immigration and border security overwhelmingly being the top issues for voters in Texas during his unsuccessful run to unseat Republican Texas Sen.
Trump is scheduled to hold a rally in El Paso on Monday to promote the wall, and O'Rourke is simultaneously planning on leading an anti-wall march. In this democracy, he told residents, "We (can) get past the lies and fear, focus on the facts and human lives in our midst, and do the right thing.The eyes of the country are on El Paso, and we're going to tell our story".
Trump tried to put the blame on Democrats as he left Washington, saying they didn't want to provide the bed space needed to detain risky people wanting to come into the U.S. Last week, in his State of the Union address, Mr. Trump said El Paso had been "considered one of our nation's most unsafe cities" until a border wall was built near the municipality. "El Paso has never had 'one of the highest rates of violent crime in the entire country, ' according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data".
New fencing was erected starting in 2008 and it was completed in 2009. Ted Cruz of Texas.More news: Tottenham’s Harry Kane to step up recovery from ankle injury
The demonstration came just two days before President Donald Trump's visit to El Paso, Texas for a rally on Monday.
"Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities", Trump said. El Paso's had an estimated population of 683,577 people in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
"I understand our competitor has a line, too, but it's a tiny little line", Trump said. Weakened by the longest government shutdown in American history, Trump is also contending with the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling and a flurry of investigations by newly empowered majority Democrats in the House.