Would-be illegal immigrants were caught in action by an MSNBC crew reporting on Trump’s new border wall when three individuals jumped the fence from Mexico into U.S. territory while the cameras were rolling. While it is certainly not good news that the people were illegally immigrating, the ease with which they jumped over the current fence conveniently demonstrated the need for Trump’s 30-foot border wall.
A girl with a pink backpack as well as two other immigrants turned themselves in to Border Patrol officers on horseback in the background of MSNBC’s shot.
“This is the reality of everyday border enforcement,” a Border Patrol agent told reporter Jacob Soboroff. “The United States is still the draw, the ultimate draw for people that have dire situations where they’re at.”
“We’re going to continue to witness this. It plays out on a regular basis for us.”
“And it did just here, just now,” Soboroff remarked.
The first tangible progress on the border wall appeared near San Diego earlier this month in the form of eight concrete and steel prototypes standing 30 feet tall near the Mexico-California border. So far Congress has made little progress on approving the $21.6 billion it would cost to build the wall.
Even without border wall funding, border patrol may use the new designs to replace dilapidated parts of the existing fence, said Roy Villareal, San Diego’s federal deputy chief border patrol agent.
MSNBC attacked Trump’s proposed border wall and during their segment, illegal aliens jumped over border fence proving the need for the wall. pic.twitter.com/18FFyJWgFq
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) October 23, 2017
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