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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 12:13 AM

President Trump Went to a Border Town to Prove They Need a Wall. Residents Say Otherwise

Source: MSN

President Trump spent Thursday in McAllen, Texas attempting to make his case for a border wall, but members of the Texas Border Coalition — including McAllen’s mayor — say an investment in a wall is the wrong choice.

On Thursday, Trump hosted a roundtable at a McAllen Border Patrol station with Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, local law enforcement officers and local officials including McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. Displayed in front of the President was a table filled with seized contraband, which included over $300,0000 in cash, “gold-plated and diamond encrusted” machine guns and large amounts of methamphetamine and heroin. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents pointed out all of the items were spotted or apprehended at various legal ports of entry and checkpoints, including Laredo POE.

CBP officers also showed Trump blown-up photos of tunnels that were dug to get guns and drugs across the border. Neither border patrol agents nor President Trump explained how a border wall would help stop the flow of drugs through tunnels and legal ports of entry.

McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, who is not affiliated with a political party, tells TIME that even if it was not Trump’s intention, the roundtable appeared to make the case for increased funding at legal ports of entry instead of the wall.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/president-trump-went-to-a-border-town-to-prove-they-need-a-wall-residents-say-otherwise/ar-BBS5dzQ?li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:54 AM

1. "McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, who is not affiliated with a political party"

I just looked up this guy's background and apparently he was born and raised in Rochester, NY. Texas became his home after attending college and law school there.

So he has gone from (Canadian) "border" to (Mexican) "border". Snow belt to sun belt.





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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 02:00 PM

2. Oh those pesky facts

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