President Trump made a special appearance yesterday in the White House briefing room where he congratulated Nancy Pelosi on becoming Speaker, but also brought out some surprise border specialists who debunked the “expert” claim of democrats against wall funding.
Trump stated that without a wall, there is no way to secure the U.S. and Mexico border. He also brought in former and current border patrol agents who explained why a wall is non-negotiable.
“Without a wall you cannot have border security,” Trump stated
“Without a very strong form of barrier, call it what you will, but without a wall you can’t have border security it won’t work,” the president added.
President Trump also tweeted a video stressing the importance of building a wall, and the majority of Americans agree with him.
Brandon Judd, a 21-year border patrol veteran, thanks President Trump for his support and says walls work.
“I can personally tell you, from the work that I have done on the southwest border, that physical barriers, that walls, actually work.” pic.twitter.com/iMiD4eAMns
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 3, 2019
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2019
Trump issued high praise for the ‘special guests’ he brought.
“First up was Brandon Judd, a U.S. Border Patrol agent and president of the National Border Patrol Council, who immediately thanked the president for his staunch support for the men and women of the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
“I’ve been a Border Patrol agent for 21 years, and I can personally tell you from the work that I have done on the southwest border that physical barriers, that walls, actually work,” said Judd.
“You hear a lot of talk that there are ‘experts’ that say that walls don’t work,” he continued. “I promise you that if you interview Border Patrol agents, they will tell you that walls work.”
Referencing an area in Arizona he had worked for ten years without any physical barriers on the border, Judd explained “illegal immigration and drug smuggling was absolutely out of control. We built those walls, those physical barriers, and illegal immigration dropped exponentially.”
“Anywhere that you look where we have built walls, they have worked, they have been an absolute necessity for Border Patrol agents in securing the border,” he continued. “We need those physical barriers and we appreciate President Trump and all of his efforts in getting us those physical barriers.”
Noting that the border issue had nothing to do with politics, he asked reporters, “If I come to your home, do you want me to knock on the front door, or do you want me to climb through that window?”
“Another vice president of the council, Hector Garza, took a moment to speak about the dangerous criminals his agents see at the border on a daily basis — murders and rapists and other serious criminals — and lamented that even after those criminals are deported by ICE, they ‘come right back into the United States.” He added, “however, if we had a physical barrier, if we had a wall, we would be able to stop that.’”
These men understand the need for the funds to protect the border from invaders, and many people cannot understand the ignorance of people who are fighting against it.