There are certain jaw-dropping numbers that the left don’t want the rest of America to know, and those numbers are the only thing that matters when it comes to President Donald Trump’s idea to build a border wall at the southern edge of the United States and the top border of Mexico. These numbers prove one important thing. That important thing is that Trump critics believe the a border wall won’t prevent illegal immigrants have likely never spoken to a Border Patrol agent.
President Trump paid a visit to San Diego on Tuesday in order to review eight prototypes of the wall. One Border Patrol agent spoke to Trump and described the merits of a border wall which is no where near as thought out as the one Trump is planning on constructing.
The agent was not identified, but he told President Trump that border guards had built the barrier he was looking at out of scrap metal. The agent explained to Trump, “There was effectively no border in San Diego. It was a chaotic situation. We set it in place really just to delineate where the border was. And it changed our environment.”
Illegal border crossings plummeted by roughly 95 percent. If a simple wall of scrap metal can cut illegal immigration down by 95 percent, just think what a carefully constructed and well thought out wall could do.
President Trump was impressed to say the least. He stated, “That’s 95 percent with a scrap metal wall that they just put together with excess materials. And it worked 95 percent.”
Watch video of Trump’s visit here:
Sperry wrote in the article, “When the project first started in 2006, illegal crossings totaled 122,261, but by 2010, when the 131-mile fence was completed from one end of El Paso out into the New Mexico desert, immigrant crossings shrank to just 12,251. They hit a low of 9,678 in 2012, before slowly ticking back up to a total of 25,193 last year. But they’re still well below pre-fence levels, and the Border Patrol credits the fortified barrier dividing El Paso from Mexico for the reduction in illegal flows.”
El Paso crime rates showed some interesting findings. Prior to the fence being constructed, Sperry explained that the sixth largest city in Texas was “mired in violent crime and drug smuggling.”
Sperry wrote that after the fence went up, property crimes went down by 37 percent. Violent crimes went down by 6 percent.
The left have hated the idea of a border wall since Trump first mentioned it when he was a long-shot candidate for the Republican nomination back in 2015. They still hate the idea now that he’s President.
The truth is that this kind of border wall would help immensely in securing our country and stopping the massive flow of illegal immigration.