As the budget battle continues in Washington, Congressman Ron DeSantis is calling on his colleagues to support a plan that would secure the country’s southern border by making Donald Trump’s border wall a reality. Building a wall along the Mexican border was one of the President’s most well know campaign promises and recently a point of conflict in the ongoing budget talks.
At a National Subcommittee hearing held Thursday, DeSantis declared that now was the time to move forward on a wall citing successful similar projects in Israel and pushing back at objections over how it should be paid for.
“A core attribute of sovereignty is maintaining control of our national boundaries. Yet, for years we’ve witnessed the failure of the U.S government to secure our southern border.” said DeSantis explaining the flow of narcotics that have made it’s way into the country “This sorry state of affairs has had significant consequences on for American taxpayers, for victims of violent crime and for the rule of law. It is time to secure the border.”
DeSantis moves on to the endorsement of border walls form Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who saw illegal immigration along the region of his border wall decline by a 99 percent margin.
Some of the main objections involving the wall by Democrats and some fiscal conservatives are the costs involved. The Congressman from the 7th District argues that the cost of construction could be offset by the amount of money the country is already spending on illegal immigration and seizing the assets of drug dealers could also be used to cover costs.
Finally DeSantis cites the loss of life that could be avoided by stopping the flow of violent criminals from entering the country, recalling the case of a mother who’s son was killed by a criminal alien who had a long criminal record. The mother herself is a legal immigrant from Hungary.
“Building a wall on the southern border won’t stop all illegal immigration.” closes DeSantis “But it’s a necessary first step and consistent with experiences in San Diego and Yuma, has the potentially to dramatically reduce it.”