Rep. Bustos: Trump’s Wall Is a Very Incomplete Way to Address Border Security, a Wall, It’s 2019 Now

‘We have technology’


BUSTOS: “What I find interesting is we’ve got the president of the United States, the author of 'The Art of the Deal' and yet rather than coming to the table and saying he’s willing to negotiate, we sent him legislation before the holidays, and he was unwilling to sign that. We are saying, Mr. President, we’ll give you $1.2 billion toward your wall, which is, by the way, a very incomplete way to address border security, a wall. It’s 2019 now, and we have technology. We need to make sure that we have border patrol that is fully staffed. We need to stop the bad actors from coming in to our country. But I come from farmland where we want people to come into our country and work on our farms. We can’t fill some of those jobs. So my view on this is that you have to come to the table with a willingness to have a little give and take. And that is what’s expected from people, at least from my part of the country, in the middle part of the country, they expect us to get something done and sit down and try to negotiate something that in the end will work."

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