'The Border's There for a Reason': Lawrence Jones Asks Texans About Illegal Immigration, Trump's Wall
Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones hit the streets of Austin, Texas, to ask people about the crisis at the southern border, and if they agree with President Trump that it's a national emergency or if they agree with Democrats that it's "manufactured."
Jones spoke to one woman and noted that 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has said he not only opposes Trump's long-promised border wall, he also would tear down the existing border barrier in El Paso if given the chance.
"We need to keep the walls up. If people want to come here, they can come legally," she responded.
A man agreed that it would be a "huge mistake" for the U.S. not to enforce its borders and immigration laws.
"We put borders up to secure the country and secure Texas and secure the sovereignty of the United States. So I think the border's there for a reason," another man said. "I think the borders are being overwhelmed right now. And it's overtaxing the citizens of Texas and it's overtaxing the citizens of the United States."
Several respondents, however, agreed with O'Rourke, with one man saying, "They should tear down the wall altogether," and a woman echoing other Democratic lawmakers by disputing the notion that there is a crisis at the border.
Another man said some type of border fencing is a good idea, but he believes the debate over the wall has become far too politicized.
As for Trump's threat to close the southern border if Mexico fails to do more to stop the flow of migrants, one man said it's an "extreme" proposal.
"But if it needs to be done, let's do it. Let's do it," he added.
Watch the clip above, and see Hannity's monologue on the "system-wide meltdown" at the border below. And tune in to "Hannity" tonight at 9:00pm ET to see more of Jones' reporting from Texas.