Border Patrol Chief: 'We Certainly Need a Wall, Any Agent Will Tell You That'
The head of the U.S. Border Patrol said Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Bernie Sanders and others on the left are incorrect when they claim a wall is not a useful tool to stop illegal immigration.
"We certainly do need a wall. Talk to any border agent and they will tell you that," Chief Carla Provost said on "Your World."
Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, clashed with Trump Monday in a televised Oval Office meeting, and dismissed the idea of funding a border wall.
Provost said that, pending the $5 billion appropriation championed by President Trump, she has "prioritized" the locations where walls should be built along the 1,954-mile border with Mexico.
She said the Border Patrol needs many more billions to sufficiently secure the border, but will take whatever Congress will approve.
The Border Patrol wants to integrate new "anti-dig" and other technologies with any new wall construction to further optimize border security, Provost added.
"The president has been extremely supportive [of us]," she said, touting the fact that apprehensions increased 88 percent from last year.
Schumer has argued that the progress is evidence that a wall is not needed at this time. Provost said the wall would allow her agents to operate in areas where they currently cannot.
Watch Neil's interview above.