Nancy Pelosi’s immoral border stance

“A wall, in my view, is an immorality. It’s the least effective way to protect the border and the most costly. I can’t think of any reason why anyone would think it’s a good idea — unless this has something to do with something else,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said shortly before the government shutdown.

That’s the latest talking point from Democratic leadership and congressional members in the House and Senate. Walls are immoral and they don’t work anyway. Of course, both of these things are untrue.

Right now, walls are working on the southern border to curb illegal immigration, stop human trafficking and limit the number of drugs pouring into the United States. It’s happening in San Diego, Yuma and other select places along the 2,000 miles that stretches from California to Texas.  

“We built new infrastructure along the border east and west of the San Luis Arizona Port of Entry in 2006. The existing fence was quickly lengthened, and we added second and third layers to that fencing in urban areas. Lighting, roads and increased surveillance were added to aid agents patrolling the border,” former acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke explained in a 2017 op-ed for USA Today.

“Although there is still work to do, the border in Yuma sector today is more secure because of this investment. Even under lax enforcement standards, apprehensions in fiscal year 2016 were roughly a 10th of what they were in FY 2005 — and are on track to be even lower this year,” she continued. “Crime has significantly decreased in the Yuma area, and smugglers now look for other less difficult areas of the border to cross — often areas without fencing.”

 Read more at The Hill

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