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Thompson: DHS Border Numbers Show No Need for Wall

Dec 5, 2017
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement on Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) end-of-year immigration enforcement numbers:

“Today’s reports from DHS show that with border apprehensions continuing to decline to a 45-year low, there is absolutely no need to waste billions of taxpayer dollars on an unnecessary border wall.  The Administration can try to twist these numbers into whatever they please, but the fact remains that after unprecedented investments in border security over the last decade, the border has become harder to cross and fewer people are trying. Focusing massive, new government resources on a campaign promise would be a foolish and irresponsible exercise.”

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