LaBoyteaux 2020–Boarder Security and the Shutdown

Mostly I try to address issues facing the country by explaining what I would do as President.  That does not provide a solution to the impasse in Washington this morning about boarder security and the shutdown.

There is a near complete disagreement about the facts.  The solution could be joint fact finding hearings by the House and Senate.

In the meantime, some increase in boarder security funding to be used for all current techniques and strategies at the boarder, might bring some movement to this issue, while hearings could bring a more fact based solution.  Since walls do exist, mostly in some urban areas, Mr. Trump could say he got money for a wall, even if the Boarder Patrol actually prefers other types of barriers and strategies.

The hardships being caused by the shutdown are unnecessary.  We all know boarder security is needed.  Incremental improvement combined with fact finding and national discussion provides a way forward.  Rome was not built in a day.




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