Southeastern New Mexico — While filming for “Dummycrats” on Wednesday, I visited the southern border in Texas and New Mexico.
We first visited a portion of the border that has a fence that was built during the Obama administration. But as you can see, it just ends, providing ample opportunity to illegal aliens to cross into America:
The shacks and trash heaps on the other side are in Anapra, Mexico.
How is that good for national security?
Sources say this location is frequented by aliens from Central America seeking to cross the border and surrender. A nearby train track provides crossers an opportunity to hop on the passing train and make their way deeper into the country.
Farther west, we encountered crews building the wall promised by then-candidate Trump.
The left side of the photo shows what the border had previously been: devices known as “Normandy barriers,” intending to prevent vehicles from crossing through the desert.
Crossers on foot could easily step over them, as evidenced here:
Those were actually an upgrade from the previous so-called barrier, which amounted to 4 strings of barbed wire, held in position literally by sticks.
Here is a completed portion of the wall:
Reuters reports President Trump is threatening a government shutdown in order to get additional funding for wall construction.
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be willing to shut down the U.S. government if Congress does not provide enough funding for border security, reversing a stance he took a day earlier.
Trump made his comments at a meeting with congressional Republican leaders at the White House about the legislative agenda for the next few months, including extending government funding past a Sept. 30 deadline.
He said Congress was making “tremendous progress” on funding, but that he wanted to make good on a promise to fund border security. Trump has repeatedly threatened not to sign funding legislation if Congress fails to include enough money for a wall on the border with Mexico.
“If it happens, it happens,” Trump said. “If it’s about border security, I’m willing to do anything. We have to protect our borders.”
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