Border Patrol Union Vice President Art Del Cueto discussed President Trump’s promised border wall on Fox Business this week, and it’s clear he’s not impressed with Chuck and Nancy’s performance at the White House Tuesday.
Cueto explained how a massive “border loophole” in the immigration system allows scores of so-called asylum seekers to skip out on court proceedings to live in America illegally. The “false asylum claims” also clog the system, and wait times to see an immigration judge are now approaching a year, he said.
“I say false asylum claims because if you’re not even bothering to show up to your court case, you pretty much know your case is weak,” he said. “In addition, we see these individuals entering the country illegally. It just keeps adding and adding and adding. There’s a lot of red flags to it.”
Fox Business host Liz MacDonald posed the question: “Have you ever heard Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer or any Democrat talk about this massive loophole?”
Cueto cut to the chase:
No, I heard some of the words that they said … when they were attacking the president and attacking the wall, and you know what? Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, they can come down here and help us patrol the border and I’ll show them how difficult and how dangerous it really is, and how that wall makes a difference.
The Border Patrol Union is a strong supporter of President Trump, who won the union’s first presidential endorsement during the 2016 election.
But Cueto certainly isn’t the first person to take issue with Democrats’ immigration rhetoric.
Arizona ranchers John Ladd and Fred Davis invited Pelosi to check out their property on the southern border last year, but she never responded, The American Mirror reports.
So, the ranchers took their message for Pelosi to Fox & Friends, where they applauded Trump’s policies for helping to drastically reduce illegal crossings on their properties.
Both men said Pelosi’s claim that a wall would divide communities is bogus, and explained how a new wall on their property made a big difference.
“All the communities that I know about, all the cities along the border, already have high fences,” Davis said. “Where the wall is necessary is in a lot of the outlying areas that still only have a four-wire barbed-wire fence between Mexico and us.”
Ladd told Fox & Friends that over the course of 30 years, border patrol officers have nabbed about a half-million illegal immigrants attempting to cross into the U.S. on his ranch.
Davis said the issue is much bigger than the media narrative of folks sneaking across the border in search of a better life.
“You’ve got the cartels coming across, bringing drugs, guns. They’re a dangerous bunch of people and there’s a lot of the border that doesn’t even have vehicle access,” he said. “You’ve got to put boots on the ground to make it effective, and that’s been part of the problem on what places they have a wall now.”