Many expected that their would be some sort of deal where we get financing for the wall in exchange for a DACA deal. But this is seeming less likely. Chuck Schumer made a disgusting assault against the thought of a boundary wall on national tv.
“Effective border security involves an assortment of resources and technologies, drones, infrared detectors, customs and border patrol agents, officers, and in some places secure fencing is suitable. We concur with that. These were all thoughts contained in comprehensive immigration reform,” began Schumer.
“That the Trump government would cannibalize funds for these wise border security measures to cover a wall which will not function makes no sense. Oh, no, Mr. President you campaigned on a wall which Mexico would cover. But to take away the things which are needed to safeguard the boundary for a symbolic and ineffective political gesture,” said Schumer.
“There is nothing to politics. President Trump is fighting for an empty symbol as opposed to smart policy that will actually produce better protection at our borders. We Democrats are willing, able, and eager to work with our Republican colleagues and the government on intelligent, effective border solutions,” said Schumer.
“As I have said, there could be a couple of areas where a secure fence makes sense, but a medieval wall which you can not see through throughout the duration of the southern border won’t make us any safer. Walls can be scaled over. Walls can be tunneled under. As I’ve been told, there are lots of, many tunnels beneath the wall at San Diego, some of which have yet to be discovered,” said Schumer.