President Trump and Democrats have been negotiating over DACA. Many hoped that their would be some kind of deal where we get funding for the wall in exchange for a DACA deal. However, this is seeming less likely. Chuck Schumer made a disgusting attack against the idea of a border wall on national television.
“Effective border security includes a variety of technologies and resources, drones, infrared sensors, customs and border patrol agents, officers, and in some places secure fencing is appropriate. We agree with that. These were all ideas included in comprehensive immigration reform,” started Schumer.
“That the Trump administration would cannibalize funding for these smart border security measures to pay for a wall that won’t work makes no sense. He said he campaigned on it. Oh, no, Mr. President you campaigned on a wall that Mexico would pay for. We’re waiting. But again, to take away the things that are needed to protect the border for a symbolic and ineffective political gesture,” said Schumer.
“As I’ve said, there may be a few places where a secure fence makes sense, but a medieval wall that you can’t see through across the length of the southern border will not make us any safer. Walls can be scaled over. Walls can be tunneled under. As I’ve been told, there be many, many tunnels under the wall in San Diego, some of which have not been detected,” said Schumer.