As President Donald Trump toured the U.S.-Mexico border on Friday, one official explained to him how enterprising crossers dig tunnels under walled off sections of the border.
During a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officials in McAllen, Texas, aired on CNN, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent Melissa Lucio showed Trump photos of such tunnels.
“Here, this is just a couple of miles from where we stand,” Lucio explained. “This is a tunnel. This is the second tunnel recently that we have located. This is an area that we actually have wall.”
Trump visited the border this week as the government shutdown over his demand for a wall along the border continued into day 20. Trump has backed off his demand for a giant concrete structure spanning the length of the border, though many experts still say his demand for a steel slat barrier is expensive and ineffective.
Meanwhile, Democrats have refused to approve any funding for his border wall, setting up a stalemate that has prompted the administration to consider declaring a national emergency in order to fund the wall, allowing for the government to reopen and Trump to save face. That doesn’t mean the wall would actually get built: the move would certainly get challenged in court.
Watch above, via CNN.
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