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Group holds rally in San Ysidro in support of Trump's border wall

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Posted at 6:43 AM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 15:02:48-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A group held a rally at the U.S.-Mexico border Friday in support of President Trump’s proposed border wall.

The Angel Families, a group consisting of families who’ve had loved ones killed by undocumented migrants, gathered in San Ysidro to back the president’s efforts to secure the border.

Agnes Gibboney, an Angel Families leader, said, “We’re calling on all Americans to support President Trump, who’s fighting hard to keep his campaign promise to build the wall. We need to build the wall so we can prevent the needless loss of life at the hands of illegal aliens.”

Earlier this week, migrants in Tijuana who traveled from Central America to Mexico demanded entry into the U.S. or $50,000 per person to travel back to their home country.

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“What a joke. What gives them the right to blackmail our country, our president, to give them $50,000? Are you kidding me? Who does that, criminals?” Gibboney said.

Gibboney’s son was shot to death by a previously deported undocumented migrant in 2002.

Meanwhile, migrants currently in Tijuana are asking local leaders to offer more restrooms and shelters for the caravan.