Federal authorities are treating the El Paso attack as an act of domestic terrorism.
The suspected gunman has been identified as a 21-year-old white man named Patrick Crusius, who lived 600 miles away in a suburb of Dallas.
Shortly before the attack in El Paso, the gunman posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the far-right message board 8chan.
Some of the language in the manifesto echoed remarks by President Trump, including his use of the word “invasion” to describe immigrants crossing the southern border.
Democracy Now! speaks with César Blanco, Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, and Fernando Garcia, founding director of the Border Network for Human Rights in El Paso.
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