Sen. Lankford: Leaving border wall 95 percent finished makes no sense
UPDATED 3:45 PM PT – Monday, March 15, 2021
Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford (R) paid a visit to a part of the Arizona border wall that has remained unfinished under the Biden administration.
In a Twitter video posted on Monday, Lankford said the border wall is 95 percent done, but will never be completed under Joe Biden’s direction.
Stopping border wall construction was one of the first things Biden did after taking office.
Many opponents of President Trump’s wall said technology, such as sensors, cameras and drones, could be used to stop illegal immigration instead of a wall. However, Lankford pointed out with the current technology we have, having a semi-completed border wall makes no sense.
I visited the AZ border yesterday. You can see giant gaps in fence- it’s ridiculous it’s 95% done & won’t be completed. This is a problem created by Biden’s administration–stopping construction weakens effectiveness of the fencing structure and the technology. It makes no sense. pic.twitter.com/aiB2bdOx8r
— Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) March 15, 2021
“In this area there are these giant gaps that are set up in the fence itself, that they’ve got to be able to finish the fence first just to be able to finish this gap,” Lankford said. “They’ve got to finish the road that goes along with it, and then get the technology and the sensors.”
According to Pew Research, there were almost 100,000 apprehensions at the southern border last month, which is the largest number seen since 2019.