President Trump’s visit with Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in McAllen, TX, yielded a series of quotes that should concern all Americans and convince them that we desperately need much stronger border security. These quotes didn’t come from the President or either of the Senators. Instead, it came from a man in the trenches.
In a few short minutes, one border patrol agent made a clear-cut case for building the wall on our southern border. First, he highlighted the fact that our border crisis isn’t just about migrant families seeking asylum.
“So far this sector has apprehended folks from 41 different countries. Just yesterday we apprehended 133 people from countries other than Central America and Mexico. That includes individuals from India, Pakistan, China, Romania, Ecuador, Nicaragua, on and on and on.”
Then, he pointed to the job that was started in a bipartisan manner in 2006 when everyone from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton to Chuck Schumer agreed the problem was bad. It’s worse today.
“Mr. President, we have 55 miles of fencing in this sector. We started a job in 2006. We need to finish that job. We’ve got the personnel. We need the technology, we need the resources, we need the infrastructure in order to control this border and manage it.”
Finally, he gave all the evidence we need to know that a border wall would work.
“Part of our area is covered with some fencing on our east side. That accounts for about 6% of our traffic. Where we have no fencing, over 90% of our traffic occurs in those areas.”
While politicians play politics over our border security, it’s the men and women on the ground who really know what’s happening. More importantly, they know what’s needed to fix the problem: technology, resources, and a wall.