- Associated Press - Monday, February 11, 2019

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas says that when it comes to immigration, Texans understand something very simple: “It is time to build the wall.”

Cruz warmed up a crowd in El Paso on Monday night before President Donald Trump was due to speak. At the same time, Cruz’s 2018 Democratic opponent, Beto O’Rourke, marched with thousands of protesters to decry the border wall Trump was in town to promote. O’Rourke is considering a 2020 presidential run.

Cruz says the goal is to “stop the human traffickers, stop the drug traffickers and build the wall.”

Cruz also says Texans welcome legal immigrants, but that they need to “stand in line” and “follow the rules.” The crowd roared in agreement.

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