DHS Sec.: ‘The Wall Works’ and ‘We Have Evidence and Figures that Show That’

‘I must remind the viewers that in 2006 it was a bipartisan approach to securing our country’

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SMITH: "We know that you are adamant about that -- that wall just as much as the president. We’ve seen you walking down there on the border, we’ve seen you standing in front of the prototypes. So when you hear Democrats so firmly against that, what are they getting wrong, secretary?"
NIELSEN: "Well, I -- you know, I’m a little confounded by that, I’ll be honest. The wall works. We have evidence and figures that show that. When the wall went up in Yuma and San Diego the illegal entries went down 95 percent. And I -- I must remind the viewers that in 2006 it was a bipartisan approach to securing our country. So I -- I -- I can’t speak for the Democrats as to why they are suddenly against it, but it's been bipartisan before, it's needed, it works. And I think we’ve been clear and heard from the men and women that are on the front lines that that is what they need as part of their toolkit to secure our borders."

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