Border Patrol Wives Invite Pelosi to Texas Border: 'We Were Feeling Like We Were Forgotten'
The wives of Border Patrol agents recently invited House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the border in Texas so that she could get a firsthand look at the situation there.
Jill Demanski said Monday that she penned the letter to the California Democrat because she felt it was important for Pelosi to make an informed decision about what is actually happening at the border.
"We would like to show you around! You don't need to bring any security detail. Our husbands/significant others are actually very good at their jobs, thank goodness!" Demanski wrote.
She said on Fox & Friends that elected officials should meet with Border Patrol agents on the ground to see the work they're doing.
Pelosi has repeatedly called President Trump's proposed border wall "immoral" and has pledged not to fund one under any circumstances.
As Fox News reported, Trump signed a bill Friday that ended the 35-day government shutdown, and will also keep the government funded until Feb. 15.
The deal, though, did not include any funding for a wall, for which he has sought nearly $6 billion.
Renea Perez, whose husband is also a Border Patrol agent, added Monday that those protecting the border need a wall in high-traffic areas.
"It is definitely needed," she said. "We just want them to come down there on the line and actually see where the whole argument is about."
Perez also said that she was glad Demanski wrote her letter to Pelosi because she and her husband have yet to receive their nearly four weeks of back-pay.
"It was kind of written in a time of high emotion. It's been tough, and at times we have felt like nobody cared about us families, about our agents," she said. "Bills don't stop, so we were feeling like we were forgotten."
Demanski added that it's not just Trump advocating for a border wall, and that Border Patrol agents have asked for such a barrier for years.
"We finally have a president that has come here and seen firsthand the need for it, and has had our back," she said. "You can support a wall without being a supporter of Trump."
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