Trump announces campaign rally next week in El Paso, Texas

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Republicans on the conference committee have organized a closed-door briefing Wednesday with career border security experts.

President Donald Trump appears to be taking a more positive view of Capitol Hill talks on border security, according to negotiators who struck a distinctly optimistic tone after a White House meeting with Republicans on the broad parameters of a potential bipartisan agreement.

Pelosi told reporters that she believes the House and Senate negotiators could reach a deal by the end of this week if "left to their own devices".

Beto O'Rourke is set to counter President Donald Trump's visit to El Paso, Texas, on Monday by joining a one-mile march past Trump's rally and giving a speech across the street at about the same time the President plans to take the stage. "President Trump continues to give a false narrative about a great city that truly represents what this great nation is all about", the sheriff said.

Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) on Thursday sent Trump a letter demanding an apology for politically motivated "distortions." .

Trump, during his 90-minute speech, claimed that El Paso went from being one of the most risky cities in the United States to being one of the safest.

"President Trump looks forward to visiting with the patriots of Texas who are on the front lines of the struggle against open border Democrats who allow drugs, crime, and sex trafficking along our border every day". At its worst ever, El Paso suffered more than 6,500 violent crimes in 1993, but today it's fewer than 2,500, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics. "We are talking about substance", Shelby said.

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"The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime - one of the highest in the country, and [was] considered one of our nation's most unsafe cities".

A deal struck between Trump and congressional leaders is keeping the government open until February 15, while House and Senate negotiators try to reach a compromise that Trump will sign. "I feel okay here inside, because I don't know anybody on the outside, anyway". The city's Republican mayor, Dee Margo, said he's looking forward to the president's visit, but tweeted that El Paso was "NEVER one of the most unsafe cities" in the nation. According to the El Paso Times, this rally is scheduled for 7 the El Paso County Coliseum.

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio said Trump "paints a very scary and unfair picture of our border cities, particularly in Texas".

"El Paso is safe due to its people, the good community relations with law enforcement, and the trust of all communities in our local institutions", Garcia said in a statement on Tuesday.

"I ask the administration to be as non-interventionist as I am", she said in regard to negotiations.

"Let me assure you: We will not rest or relent until we have the technology, the personnel and the barriers required to secure our southern border".