"It's a stated fact that the wall has stopped crime, and it has lowered in El Paso", he said, adding that conservatives fail to recognize that building an extended border wall is "the most humanitarian" solution to border security.
In his State of the Union address on February 5, the president said that El Paso went from having "extremely high rates of violent crime - one of the highest in the entire country" - to being "one of the safest cities" in the U.S.
Reuters The protesters gathered near an open section of the U.S. -Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico.
The remarks angered local politicians, including O'Rourke and the city's Republican mayor, because El Paso's crime rate was far below the national US average before its border fence was expanded in 2005.
The activists appeared to universally support the president and his long-held pledge to build a border wall, and they seemed to be making their own symbolic barrier where the border fence now finishes.More news: BAFTA victor Rachel Weisz talks lesbian kiss with Olivia Colman
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Monday, Trump heads to El Paso, where he won 25.7% of the 2016 vote and enraged everyone in a SOTU speech falsely declaring it a hell-hole of crime - a reality officials say only exists in "Sicario", given they boast one of the lowest crime rates of any big city.
Their demonstration came ahead of the president's rally to be held Monday in the El Paso Coliseum.
Women's March El Paso has organized a counter to Trump's visit.
Miller also said that former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke is playing to the far-left in leading an opposing march on Monday against a border wall. "These distortions about our vibrant community are harmful to our reputation and degrade our spirit", she wrote.