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‘We need to stand up’: Border convoy drivers speak out as they near Texas

via KENS 5: Your San Antonio News Source

A growing convoy of Americans, labeled “God’s Army,” is heading towards the Texas border in protest of Joe Biden’s handling of the border crisis.

The convoy, currently in Louisiana, is urging for the closure of the border to illegal immigrants.

Louisiana state Sen. Valarie Hodges called for support for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, emphasizing that all states are affected by the influx of illegal immigrants.

“When they said they were gonna cut the wire down there and let them start crossing the border again, nah uh, they need to close the borders. I grew up in Arizona, man, there was never a problem like that. This is crazy, our country is being overtaken,” a Nashville participant said.

“Honestly I would love to see Gov. [Jeff] Landry support Gov. Abbott with the National Guard, with whatever resources that we can do to help. Because really all states in America have become a border state, we’re all seeing this influx and being invaded as Gov. Abbott said. It is an invasion,” Hodges said.

“I don’t really know how it’s going to play out. I just applaud Gov. Abbott’s courage and the other governors who stand with him. Hopefully, it will make a difference. Hopefully, this is a wake-up call for President Biden and for Congress to say people are sick of it,” she added.

Participants highlighted the need to peacefully assemble and address grievances, expressing concerns about the president’s response to the crisis.

“We need to stand up,” driver Bruce Poppy said. “Our voices need to be heard. We need to bring people together. … That’s our right, our First Amendment right to peacefully assemble and redress our grievances for our government. We have not be able to do that.”

“With our President Joe Biden, I say that he’s been an absentee father for our country,” participant Y. G. Nyghtstorm said. “He can protest everybody else and send resources to everybody else, but what about your family here at home? Charity begins at home.”

“You just can’t break into our home,” Nyghtstorm said. “We have to protect our house, and that’s what this is about. It’s not about violence. It’s about our love for our country and people coming together, standing for the right thing.”

“I tell ya, propaganda is so funny,” Nyghtstorm said. “We are not coming with violence … Anytime you try and do something good, there’s always somebody that’s going to have something negative to say.”

“The law is the law. Right is right. And we got to protect our house,” he said.

The convoy organizers plan to make stops in Texas and California, expecting the convoy to grow as they progress.

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