Listen: President, White House And Brandon Jhad discussed on Overnight re-air of day's programming
"Is again, a waste of money and opportunity costs to protect the American people that it is a diversionary tactic on the part of the president. I want to ask you a specific question. Congressman why is a wall immoral. I'm not asking why it's ineffective or why you think of money could be spent better. But the speaker keeps saying the wall is immoral. There's a wall or a fence around the White House people build walls around their homes. Why is a border wall immoral? I think what the speaker is saying is that we believe insecure in our borders. We appropriated one point seven billion dollars over the last two years for border security. The department has spent less than six percent, but we're prepared to do more because we need to do more. But we want to do it in a way that's affected that. Press. Why is a wall immoral? Well, I think that's a question. The speaker will have to answer. But I think what she means by that. Is it doesn't reflect our values as a country that America has better place that welcomed refugees and immigrants people are fleeing violence in war. And but I think the real point of that the rest of our senses, it's not cost effective. It doesn't achieve the objective. Democrats are committed to securing our boys we have voted to secure our borders and appropriate significant resources to do it. But let's use technology lets us drones that you said like, let's do cargo inspections which aren't happening. Let's do things that will actually secure the border. Let's talk about the effectiveness of it. Brandon jhad is the president of the national water patrol council. He's been a border patrol agent for twenty one years. Here's what he says. Anywhere that you look where we have built walls. They have worked. They have been absolute necessity for border patrol agents insecure in the border. Here's a guy who has been on the front lines on the border for two decades. He says border walls work. Well, look, I think there's no question. There are places we have walls and fencing and other barriers. I think good board security's going to be a combination of things. But what we've heard from the president is he wants a big great concrete wall that will be a thousand miles. Giving up on a concrete. Well, he's talking about steel fencing now. Well, but I think the reality is this is actually a fight. The president has created do distract from the real issues that he's facing. The fact is the Republicans control the house the Senate and the White House for two years if this were such an important priorities the president why didn't he do it at the beginning of his administration? He waited to the lame duck. Why because his Defense Secretary left with a strong rebuke of his foreign policy his national security adviser sentencing hearing blew up because of the serious is charges is foundation was closed down for persistent illegalities the gentleman heading the ISIS Africa reside bad couple of weeks. So what does the president do is shuts the government down, and he's distracted all the attention from all of those pressing issues to the government. But the fact is even the Washington Post today said that there is now a crisis at the border. There has been a dramatic spike in the number of family units. Coming across the southern. But I want to put up some statistics in November of two thousand seventeen. A year plus ago, the border patrol apprehended seven thousand family units at our southwest border. This past November two months ago, they caught twenty five thousand family units coming across and look at these recent incidents were border patrol agents had to fire tear-gas at migrants who are trying to."