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'Real wall' stops 99% of illegals, Trump predicts

California’s sanctuary cities assailed during border visit

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This article was published March 14, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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President Donald Trump gets a close look at border-wall prototypes Tuesday in San Diego. Trump later attended a high-dollar fundraiser in Los Angeles, where he was to stay overnight.

SAN DIEGO -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday inspected eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and accused California of putting "the entire nation at risk" by refusing to take tough action against illegal immigration.

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RBear says... March 14, 2018 at 6:45 a.m.

ROTFL @ Trump's "business" savvy. So we'll spend in the billions to stop an additional 4% by building some crazy looking wall? Even that number is suspect with no real data to back it. What this proposal really is designed to do is provide money for contractors to pad their pockets for 4% gain. There's no business logic to it.
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What really needs to be done is consider Rep. Will Hurd's proposals on border security which are far cheaper and proven to be far more effective because of their flexibility. Technology has improved so much since those first border walls were built. The idea that a wall secures any more is outdated and insane.
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But Trump is one of those old arcane farts who has to look at something to make sure it's there.

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BOLTAR says... March 14, 2018 at 7:38 a.m.

It is more likely believing Trump stops 99% of rational thought.

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NoUserName says... March 14, 2018 at 8 a.m.

Actually, according to published data, about 50% of illegals came here legally and overstayed a VISA. So, unless he's talking specifically about people who try to go through the holes in the existing wall, at which point I can see patching the holes would stop 99+% of people who try to go through them, he's being disingenuous.

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TimberTopper says... March 14, 2018 at 8:15 a.m.

I'll bet this prediction is every bit as good as the one he made saying Mexico was going to pay for the wall.

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PopMom says... March 14, 2018 at 8:21 a.m.

With the cuts made to the Coast Guard, they also can just come by boat. Anyway, the farmers in California are having difficulty finding people to pick the crops.

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hah406 says... March 14, 2018 at 10:02 a.m.

Fear builds walls, and Trump is scared to death of anyone with brown skin. NoUserName is correct. The majority of illegals came on an airplane and overstayed their visa. So any attempt to control illegal immigration isn't valid unless you are addressing the biggest problem.

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GeneralMac says... March 14, 2018 at 11:02 a.m.

PopMom...........apples to oranges

We always had a system in place where SEASONAL farm workers could get work permits to work here during harvest season and return to Mexico for the majority of the year.

No one ( except you) calls workers here on a temporary agriculture work permit ILLEGALS.

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LRDawg says... March 14, 2018 at 12:45 p.m.

8 walls and Trump couldn't pick 1....the guy's a fraud. He knows he won't be president forever, why would he "build a wall" and stop all that cheap labor he hires? The guy's just playing to his base.

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