One Mexican resident who makes a regular habit of sneaking across the U.S.-Mexico border illegally shrugged off Trump’s border wall prototypes at the San Diego line, telling reporters with the Agence France-Presse, “You can get over it anyway.”
From AFP’s report:
Eladio Sanchez is unimpressed by the eight border wall prototypes looming over his house in Tijuana, Mexico, almost within spitting distance of where US President Donald Trump will visit Tuesday.
At age 30, he has already snuck over the border several times, and doesn't expect Trump's wall will have much effect on undocumented migrants like him.
Pointing to the only prototype with an angular barrier at the top -- a concrete structure built by Texas Sterling Construction Company -- Sanchez says that one might slow him down a little more than the others.
But, he told AFP, "you can get over it anyway."
"It's just a little more complicated. But people are always looking for a way to get over -- out of necessity, not because we want to."
Because that’s a great way to engender good will and strong relations with the country you’d rather be living in: by openly mocking their security and repeatedly violating their laws.
Trump is set to visit the prototype site Tuesday, where he’ll get an update on the eight border wall samples vying for the estimated $20 billion contract it would take to build a wall along the entire southern U.S. border – a wall that, if done right, won’t be as easy to breach as Mr. Sanchez seems to think.