Conservative figures will speak at a 3-day border security rally this weekend in McAllen
McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — A three-day border security rally is set to be held this weekend in the South Texas border town of McAllen and is raising concern among some local citizens.
The “We Stand America” rally is scheduled for Friday through Sunday and is organized by several conservative anti-illegal immigration groups, including Women Fighting for America, Veterans for America First and Latinos for Trump, according to Women Fighting For America. website.
The rally is part of a “Take Action Tour” and will focus on border law enforcement, which organizers describe as “the essence of homeland security”. There will also be a “rolling car protest at the border” on Sunday, the website says.
“The McAllen, Texas event will focus on border law enforcement and the direct link to election integrity from a biblical worldview,” according to the We Stand America website.
Most of the speakers listed are from out of town, including former Acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan, who served under President Donald Trump, and Gen. retired Michael Flynn. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is also listed as a speaker.
Admission fees start at $10, and there are opportunities to sponsor military veterans and optional “caravan” tours at the border on Saturdays. The event will be based at Payne Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, according to the Payne Arena website.
Hidalgo is a few miles from McAllen and borders the Mexican town of Reynosa.
Scott Nicol of McAllen said he was concerned about the gathering and gathering of many people from outside the area who openly oppose immigration.
“Have you looked at the madness on their website?” Nicol told Border Report on Monday.
It’s “hate-filled right-wing word salad,” he said.
The We Stand America website states, “These illegals are beholden to their Marxist overlords. They receive the allowance from the government, which is nothing but redistributing your wealth to them. They are housed, fed and transported across the country, again with government dollars (your dollars), tens of millions, reaching into the hundreds of millions, funneled through Catholic charities (who claim that destroying the America is a kind of biblical imperative, that illegal immigrants have the same rights in a country that real citizens have).
Marianna Treviño-Wright, executive director of the National Butterfly Center, located on the banks of the Rio Grande near Mission, Texas, told Border Report she would ask her board if they wanted the center to stay. open this weekend. , or close it due to security issues.
Treviño-Wright said she’s worried about the community, especially since the Texas Citrus Fiesta Parade of Oranges is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Mission.
McAllen City Manager Roel “Roy” Rodriguez told Border Report he had no comment on the planned We Stand America border rally and tour that will meet in the parking lot of the old downtown. city convention in McAllen.
Border Report also contacted McAllen’s police chief. And this story will be updated if additional information is received.
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