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Rep Hurd: Wall ‘Least Effective, Most Expensive’ Way to Secure Border

San Antonio, TX – Texas Republican Congressman Will Hurd released the following statement regarding President Trump’s border security Executive Order:

The facts have not changed. Building a wall is the most expensive and least effective way to secure the border. Each section of the border faces unique geographical, cultural, and technological challenges that would be best addressed with a flexible, sector-by-sector approach that empowers the agents on the ground with the resources they need.

A wall may be an effective tool in densely populated areas, but a variety of tools are needed between Brownsville, Texas and San Diego, California.  The 23rd District of Texas, which I represent has over 800 miles of the border, more than any other Member of Congress, and it is impossible to build a physical wall in much of its terrain.

Big Bend National Park and many areas in my district are perfect examples of where a wall is unnecessary and would negatively impact the environment, private property rights and economy.

There is no question that we must secure our border, but we need an intelligence-led approach in order to effectively combat the 19 criminal organizations currently operating in Mexico.

 

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One comment

  1. Wow it is going to take time no mater what gets done . I hope and pray it don’t turn out like Bangeters blunder in Utah when the salt lake was growin and threatened the air port as he put big pumps in to move water to the west desert . Now the pumps are not even workable now and never needed to be used , cost a lot ?‍♂️❓I hope something can be done that will work better and be faster and cost less , but I am not knoledgeable in these things as I know there are some that could come up with the answer

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