Former U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) chief during the Obama administration is breaking silence and speaks in support of President Trump’s push for border security.
Mark Morgan is speaking out about his support for improving our border security, from bashing Democrats for calling the situation at the southern border a “manufactured crisis” to roasting the “irony” in CNN’s Jim Acosta’s reporting at the border.
This Wednesday, Mark Morgan attended the Trump Coalition Press Conference that was held by Women for Trump and Angel Families.
The former border chief spoke during the event and encouraged Americans to be united and said “enough is enough” when it comes to deaths caused by our “broken immigration system.”
“Not one more citizen should die because we have a broken immigration system and open borders,” said Morgan.
There were many other speakers during the event including U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
Rep. Liz Cheney stood firm saying that House Republicans stand with President Donald Trump to secure the borders.
Republican Steve Scalise began his speech by saying, “Our hearts and our prayers are with the families of everybody who’s lost a loved one because somebody that was here illegally took their life,” adding, “it shouldn’t happen in America.”
Scalise also noted that the “battle” is ultimately about keeping America safe by securing our border.
“Don’t let anybody tell you this is about closing our borders,” Scalise added.
“We let over a million people into our country every single year legally. No country’s close. So America will continue to be the most generous nation, but we’re also a nation of laws and we need to get back to that rule of law.”
This Wednesday in an interview on Hill.TV, Morgan slammed the “absolutely false” idea walls don’t work along the border.
“One of the best ones is walls are ineffective,” Morgan noted one of the “false information” that is “misleading the American people.” “2006, the bipartisan Secure Fence Act. 2013, the Senate passes a bipartisan immigration bill with $8 billion dollars included in a fence, and just last year, there was money for fencing and barriers.”
The former border and customs patrol chief Yuma, Arizona as an example where “they build 23 miles of a physical barrier, and then they added additional technology and personnel. Illegal immigration went from a 150,000 to 15,000 overnight, and there’s countless examples of that.”