Fox Nation contributor and "Fox & Friends" host Pete Hegseth talked to a top Border Patrol official in Texas, who told him why the border wall is absolutely necessary.  

Acting Chief of the Rio Grande Valley Sector Raul Ortiz, who met with President Trump Thursday, told Hegseth that his agents patrol a western and eastern corridor in South Texas. Ortiz said the western side accounts for 96 percent of foot traffic, since there is no fencing. 

On the eastern side, fencing exists and only 4 percent of traffic occurs there, he explained. Ortiz said the eastern side was the busiest area in the country for illegal crossings in the 1990s, before fencing was added.

Ortiz said he would like to see another 120 miles of fencing constructed in his sector, along with more agents and enhanced technology to use against "transnational criminal organizations."

He said he appreciated Trump coming to the border to get a firsthand look at the challenges faced by the Border Patrol, scoffing at those who claim "experts" believe more fencing is unnecessary. 

"What I say to anyone who says we don't need those things? Come walk in my shoes," he answered.

Watch the interview above and check out what Texans near the border told Pete about the wall and the president's visit. 


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