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 Crisis at the Border: Coalition of Immigration, National Security, and Border Experts Convene a “Symposium at The Wall” Directly on the US / Mexico Border

July 11, 2019

SUNLAND PARK, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2019--

A coalition of experts from government, law enforcement, military, immigration, human trafficking, and victims’ rights organizations will hold a national “Symposium at The Wall: Cartels, Trafficking, and Asylum,” from July 25 – 27, 2019.

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The event will be livestreamed from Sunland Park, New Mexico at the U.S. Southern Border Wall, which was built entirely with private funds from American citizens through a viral GoFundMe campaign. Situated at the intersection of Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico, the newly-erected segment of the wall is approximately 30 miles from the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Station in Clint, TX.

Sponsors of the symposium include Numbers USA, Angel Families, Black Americans for a Better Future, Citizens of the American Republic, Citizens United, FreedomWorks, Human Events, and We Build the Wall, Inc.

We Build the Wall, Inc., which is providing the location for the livestream, was founded by triple-amputee Air Force Veteran Brian Kolfage.

Some of the important issues that will be discussed and debated include: human and drug trafficking; border security; immigration; citizenship; asylum; detections centers; law enforcement and ICE; the role of Congress; foreign policy; and the economic implications of unfettered illegal immigration.

The symposium commences with a reception Thursday evening and features a full range of speakers, workshops, and panel discussions on Friday and Saturday. Speakers, media, and guests will be provided a full tour and technical briefing of the recently completed segment of the Border Wall. A host of leading digital influencers and experts including DC Draino, Fleccas, Fog City Midge, and more will offer special social media workshops for speakers and attendees.

Confirmed speakers include:
Sheriff Mark Lamb, Sheriff Pinal County AZ
Sheriff David Clarke, Former Sheriff, Milwaukee, WI
Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX)
Former Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA)
David N. Bossie, Citizens United
Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks
Rosemary Jenks, Numbers USA
Steven Camarota, CIS
Chris Chemelinsky, Numbers USA
Mike Cernovich, Conservative activist
Raheem Kassam, Global Editor-in-Chief, Human Events
Mary Ann Mendoza, Angel Mom
Steve Ronnebeck, Angel Dad
Raynard Jackson, Black Americans for a Better Future
David Rodriguez, El Paso Native, Former Professional Boxer and Conservative Activist
Brigadier General Robert Spalding, Ret. Air Force Brig. General
Brian Kolfage, We Build the Wall
Kris Kobach, We Build the Wall
Tom Tancredo, Former Congressman (R-CO)
John Moran, CEO Moran Industries
John Catsimatidis Jr., Red Apple Group
Shalabh Kumar, Hindu Republican Coalition
Tommy Fisher, President & CEO Fisher Industries
Stephen K. Bannon, Citizens of the American Republic
With more to be announced

“We are at a breaking point. It is urgent for our nation to fully address the human and drug trafficking and reality of life on the border, the challenges to patriots in law enforcement who defend our borders, and the numbers of people crossing over our southern border illegally,” said Kris Kobach, General Counsel for We Build the Wall, Inc., “We the people of the United States must acknowledge this crisis. I challenge those leaders who oppose us to come join us and present their case.”

For more information about attendance, sponsorship, media registration, watching the livestream, or signing up for email or text notifications, please visit: http://thewallsymposium.com/

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CONTACT: Media Inquiries

Adam Weiss

media@thewallsymposium.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW MEXICO

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT DEFENSE OTHER DEFENSE STATE/LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT/EMERGENCY SERVICES HOMELAND SECURITY

SOURCE: We Build the Wall, Inc.

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