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Borderland Showdown: Trump & Beto’s Dueling Texas Rallies Reveal Immigration Divide

Joe Raedle

In a city separated from Mexico by a river that’s a mere 50 yards wide, dueling rallies hosted by President Donald Trump and former congressman Beto O’Rourke demonstrated just how far apart the debate over immigration has become.

Trump, standing beneath twin crimson banners emblazoned “FINISH THE WALL,” framed the creation of his long-promised border wall as a humanitarian emergency—and called his opponents’ positions “dangerous and immoral.”

“Both parties should come together to finally create a safe and lawful system of immigration,” Trump said. “We need Democrat votes to do it.”

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