Markey: Dems Want Smart, Effective Security, Not Spending $18 Billion on a Wall

‘— across the border between the United States and Mexico’


MARKEY: "Well, I hope there’s going to be a deal. And obviously by having bipartisan negotiations, that’s the only way we’re going to get a deal. But it’s still in the very early stages, okay? At one point senator Feinstein said to the president would you accept a clean DACA bill, and he said, yes, I would. And then the Republicans chimed in and said, well, you don’t really mean that, Mr. President. You don’t really want a clean DACA bill but one with security provisions built in as well. And she said that’s what I mean, that’s what I mean. So in each of these situations clarifying exactly what the president wants is going to be absolutely imperative. But ultimately Democrats do want to talk about security, but we want smart, effective security. And that will not mean spending $18 billion on a wall across the border between the United States and Mexico."

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