Sending troops to the U.S.-Mexico border won’t achieve border security, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”

“[It] makes some sense to send soldiers to the border, but you’re not going to secure a border just by adding National Guard troops. You got to go to the root cause of this,” Graham said.

The Washington Examiner reports: Graham also said that “building a wall alone won’t do anything.” The wall has been one of President Trump’s longest running promises.

Last week, Trump announced he was ordering between 2,000 and 4,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help immigration officials with illegal border crossings until Trump’s signature border wall is built.

But, Graham said it is more important to address the reasons why so many foreigners want to come to the United States.

Graham believes there needs to be comprehensive immigration reform to make it easier for American companies to hire immigrants.

Many conservatives say they want to secure the border and cut off the draw by changing hiring laws first.


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