Hundreds of Americans from all across the country gathered Friday and Saturday in Texas near the U.S. southern border as part of the “Take Our Border Back Convoy.”
The Take Our Border Back Convoy met at Cornerstone Children’s Ranch, a private ranch in Quemado, Texas, which is located near Eagle Pass, Texas. Eagle Pass has been at the center of an intense feud in recent weeks between President Joe Biden’s administration and Governor Greg Abbott (R-Texas) over the issue of border security.
According to The Daily Wire, the Take Our Border Back Convoy arrived Friday night in large numbers, with semi-trucks and passenger vehicles taking over an hour to park. Video shared by The Daily Wire on X, formerly Twitter, shows some of the semi-trucks arriving in Texas to show support for the Texas National Guard and the security of the southern border.
The Kinney County Sherrif’s office told NewsNation that roughly 300 vehicles met at the Texas ranch for the border rally on Friday. The Daily Wire reported that the 300 vehicles that arrived Friday included semi-trucks, buses, passenger vehicles, and motorcycles. According to The New York Post, hundreds of additional vehicles arrived on Saturday.
Anson Bills, the manager of the Cornerstone Children’s Ranch, told The Daily Wire that the rally in Quemado was intended to be a gathering of Americans from across the country who wanted to participate in a peaceful weekend of prayer for the security of the county’s southern border and the law enforcement officials who have been tasked with handling the unprecedented level of illegal immigration under the Biden administration.
According to The Daily Wire, the rally in Quemado, Texas, was just one of three major destinations for the Take Our Border Back Convoy along the southern border. The other two destinations included Yuma, Arizona, and Ysidro, California.