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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 07:32 PM

Border Patrol agents unintentionally debunked Trump's case for the wall [View all]

Source: Quartz

By Ana Campoy 22 minutes ago

During a South Texas visit on Thursday, Donald Trump again stated his case that a wall along the Mexican border is the only way to prevent criminals from sneaking into the US, part of his renewed campaign to get funding for the project.

The US president made his pitch at a roundtable on border security, flanked by mounds of seized drugs, cash, and weapons that he presented as evidence of the border crisis he claims his proposed physical barrier would stop.

Except many of those items were actually intercepted at legal ports of entry, not the in-between places Trump wants to wall off.

Itís yet another reality check on Trumpís pet project. Experts have been pointing out the logistic and legal impracticalities of building a wall across the entire length of the US-Mexico border since then-candidate Trump made it a keystone campaign promise.

Read more: https://qz.com/1520651/border-patrol-agents-in-texas-showed-trump-why-his-wall-wont-work/

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