Lawmakers Come To An Agreement, Trump And O’Rourke Hold Rival Rallies


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Negotiators reached an “agreement in principle” to fund border security and avoid another partial government shutdown on Monday night. The agreement comes days before another possible government shutdown could go into effect.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump held a rally in El Paso, Texas. It was his first appearance at the U.S.-Mexico border since the partial government shutdown ended on Jan. 25.

President Trump has said before that a border wall is the only way to stop crime and drugs from coming into the U.S. Democrats and Republicans were at an impasse over funding for a border wall during the partial government shutdown. During the rally, President Trump reiterated his call for a border wall or barrier on the U.S.’ southern border.

“Democrats have to stop being so angry and they’ve gotta start being partners to keep this, really look, is this an incredible miracle that’s going on? We want to keep it going. Keep it going and it will keep going,” President Trump said.

President Trump wasn’t the only one spreading a message. Beto O’Rourke planned an anti-border wall march through El Paso, his hometown, at the same time as President Trump’s rally. During O’Rourke’s speech, he said El Paso has been the safest city in the U.S. because it is a “city of immigrants.”

O’Rourke said: “I think it is terrible to see someone’s home or their farm or their ranch or their land to build a wall that we don’t need at a time of record safety and security along the border; with record low levels of northbound apprehensions with never a terrorist or terrorist organization having used the U.S.-Mexico border to attack this country. It’s absolutely the wrong thing to do. It’s a solution in search of a problem. We don’t need …read more

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