'The Crisis Is Real': Ret. ICE Special Agent Who Survived Ambush Supports ‘Much Needed’ Border Wall
A retired Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agent who survived a deadly ambush in 2011 advocated for a border wall on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
Victor Avila survived the ambush that killed his partner, agent Jaime Zapata, by the Zetas Mexican drug cartel.
He said Friday that the situation at the border is personal to him and that he knows that "the crisis is real."
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"The border wall is very much needed. This is the physical barrier that's going to help our border agents down there," he said.
Avila, who was shot three times during the ambush, called out what he described as "immoral" exploitation of America's asylum laws.
"Congress needs to shut down and redo those asylum laws and legislation," he said.
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He said that he'd love to speak with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) regarding issues at the border, citing a "major disconnect" between what's happening on the ground there and in Washington.
"It would be so effective to have them just go down there and not just for the photo ops or a 10-minute walk," he said.
Watch the discussion above.