Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas schooled President Donald Trump on immigration and his proposed “beautiful wall” on the U.S.-Mexico border.
During a meeting with Trump, Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Cuellar stated:
Being from the border, I always get a kick out of people that go down and spend a few hours there and think they know the border better than some of us there because we have lived there all of our life.
Cuellar noted most illegal drugs were coming in through U.S. ports-of-entry, not by land.
Cuellar also said that 40 percent of the 11-12 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. are here because of overstayed visas:
You can put the most beautiful wall out there and it’s not going to stop them because they will either come by plane, boat, or vehicle.
The other thing that we’ve got to look at, the wall itself, you talk to your Border Patrol chief or the former Border Patrol chief, I’ve asked them, “how much time does a wall buy you?” They will say a couple minutes or a few seconds. Our own border patrol chiefs have said that.
An unidentified female lawmaker denied that was true.
Trump pointed to Israel’s wall as a success, but did not mention the decades of fighting in that region.
(Source: Fox News via YouTube)