Beto: ‘We Do Not Need Walls’ on the Border

‘It doesn’t mean that we don’t have serious challenges on our borders and threats against which we must remain vigilant’

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O'ROURKE: "We do not need walls. 2,000 miles long, 30 feet high at a cost of $30 billion, walls that would be built not on the international boundary, which is the center line of the Rio grande river channel, but would be built miles into the interior on someone’s ranch or farm or home or property. We’ll have to use our power of eminent domain to take your property to build a wall that we don’t need at a time of record security and safety on the border. The level of northbound apprehensions today is the lowest that it’s been since 1971, the year before our birth. Doesn’t mean that we don’t have serious challenges on our borders and threats against which we must remain vigilant. There are people who would smuggle other people into this country, others who would bring illegal drugs and try to traffic them into our communities. We must support the nearly 20,000 women and men of the border patrol and that important job that they do to keep our communities safe. We must support local law enforcement, but we must also tell the story of our communities.

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