Texas-Bound 'Take Our Border Back' Convoy Raises $125K in Donations

    Texas-Bound 'Take Our Border Back' Convoy Raises $125K in Donations
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    The Facts

    • A protest convoy heading to the US southern border, which was planned on a Telegram channel named "Take Our Border Back" by the self-proclaimed "Army of God" wishing to "send a message" to officials they claim are enabling thousands of undocumented migrants to cross into the US, has raised over $125K in donations.

    • The convoy, which called on active and retired law enforcement and military, and any "law abiding, freedom-loving Americans" to join their cause, reportedly plans to hold rallies on Feb. 3 in Eagle Pass, Texas, Yuma, Ariz., and San Ysidro, California.


    The Spin

    Republican narrative

    The Biden administration has failed to enforce immigration laws and secure the border, allowing millions to illegally enter the US. This peaceful trucker convoy will represent the American people and show that enough is enough while demanding the president to do his job.

    Democratic narrative

    As tensions rise between Texas and the federal government over immigration, far-right extremists who claim that a new civil war is looming are attempting to organize an armed convoy to the southern border. It's evident that they're planning anything but peaceful rallies.

    Nerd narrative

    There's a 47% chance that if at least one US state secedes before Jan. 1, 2071, it will be Texas, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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