Building more border walls would help funnel drug smugglers over to where agents can catch or stop them, the chief of the Border Patrol agents’ labor union testified to Congress on Thursday, bolstering the case for President Trump’s call for a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico divide. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, also said a wall is better than fencing because it’s too easy to breach the fence with torches, cutting holes that smugglers can pass their loads through. “I have a brother who’s also a Border Patrol agent, who spent two years and all he did every day is patch holes in a fence,” Mr. Judd recounted in testimony to the House Oversight Committee. “A wall cannot be defeated the way a fence can be defeated.” U.S. Customs and Border Protection is aware of the problem. In its request for prototype walls, it asked for models that will be able to withstand breach attempts for up to four hours. Mr. Judd’s testimony came as debate over the wall heats up on Capitol Hill. While the president said he wouldn’t insist on funding in the spending bill Congress is rushing to pass right now, he will want money by the end of the year to begin construction.
Trump is taking a BIG gamble by allowing the Dems bully him into pushing this out. The wall is an absolute must. It was his top campaign promise…and if he doesn’t deliver, he’s done…as is the GOP majority in the House and Senate. NOW is the time to call your member of Congress and both U.S. Senators and tell them that you want them to BUILD THE WALL NOW!!!