President Donald Trump was joined by members of border patrols unions at the White House Thursday. The members spoke out in favor of building a border wall and in support of keeping the government shutdown in order to negotiate funding for the wall.
“I can personally tell you from the work I have done on the southwest border that physical barriers — that walls — actually work.,” The National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told reporters at the White House.
“You hear a lot of talk that there are experts who say that walls don’t work. I promise you that if you interview border patrol agents, they will tell you that walls work.”
NBPC vice-president Art Del Cueto addressed how the shutdown is impacting agents who are not receiving government paychecks, “We are all effected by this shutdown, we have skin in the game. However, it comes down to border security. And we’re extremely grateful to President Trump and we fully support what he is doing to take care of our nations’ borders, to take care of the future of these United States.”