SUNLAND PARK, NM (KTSM) – Conservative political figures, including the president’s son, and activists are in the El Paso area for the next few days.
They are coming together at the site of the newly constructed private border barrier in Sunland Park.
The “Symposium at the Wall” is being hosted the group We Build the Wall and it began Friday morning and will continue through Saturday.
On Friday, Donald Trump Jr. and Steve Bannon spoke to the crowd.
“We need to be able to protect ourselves, our citizens from the drug trade,” Donald Trump Jr. said at the event. “We can’t have a system that encourages mass migration.”
El Paso’s Republican Party chairman confirms the local party is also participating.
“Our local public elected officials didn’t recognize it until a couple of weeks ago that it is a crisis, it is an issue. It needs to be dealt with. Well if he comes out here to address it that tells you how important it is at a national level,” said Adolpho Telles, the El Paso Republican Party Chairman.