Acting DHS secretary: Border walls work; Yuma sector proves it

Acting DHS secretary: Border walls work; Yuma sector proves it
Way secure U.S. border fence at the Salinity Canal, San Luis, AZ. (Image via yuma310.com)

President Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall along our Southern border will save countless innocent lives. Our Border Patrol agents have seen firsthand the success of a border wall in Yuma, Ariz. — which serves as a prime example of how investments in personnel, technology and a border wall can turn the tide against a flood of illegal immigration and secure our homeland.

For years, Yuma sector was besieged by chaos as a nearly unending flood of migrants and drugs poured across our border. Even as agents were arresting on average 800 illegal aliens a day, we were still unable to stop the thousands of trucks filled with drugs and humans that quickly crossed a vanishing point and dispersed into communities all across the country.

It is hard for anyone familiar with Yuma sector today to imagine this scene. That’s because nearly a decade ago, a group of bipartisan lawmakers came together to protect the homeland, save innocent lives, and build a physical barrier across the border. …

We built new infrastructure along the border east and west of the San Luis Arizona Port of Entry in 2006. …

Although there is still work to do, the border in Yuma sector today is more secure because of this investment.

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