Instead of building a border wall to protect the United States from invaders, Nancy Pelosi wants to “repair” the roads so migrants will use those instead.
During a press conference today, the House Speaker told reporters she wants to increase “scanning” technology to scrutinize cars coming over the border.
“Repair the roads to facilitate immigration and trade in those regions,” she proposed.
That’s about as batty an idea as another she had to stymie illegal immigration: cutting the grass near the border to spot illegals lurking in the weeds.
Last February, Pelosi proposed in an interview with The Arizona Republic to cut the grass along the border so illegal immigrants can’t sneak through.
“Do you think you can get House Democrats to support something that would result in the construction of something that isn’t already standing at this point, if it brought some assurance for the Dreamers?” congressional reporter Ronald Hansen asked.
“I’m not the wall’s biggest advocate in Congress, but I do know that representatives in the House and Senators in that body from the border areas have some serious objection to a wall. To a wall,” Pelosi stammered, suffering a face spasm. “Because they know how detrimental it can be to a community, to trade, to all the other aspects of a border.”
She continued, “But again, let’s sit down and talk this through and see what makes sense, not some commitment to a promise that we’re going to build a wall and Mexico is going to pay for it. That’s never going to happen.
“But let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do, or where mowing the grass so people can’t be smuggled through the grass, that’s something,” Pelosi said.