Rep. Cuellar on Passage of Funds for Border Wall
Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued a statement after the House of Representatives voted
“I am disappointed by the fact that today the House voted for a spending bill to provide nearly $1.6 billion of funding for the border wall,” said Congressman Cuellar. “However, I know that this is only the first step and I am certain the final version of this bill will not have
“I have been outspoken against President Trump’s wall because, unlike those who have championed for a giant wall between the United States and Mexico, I represent the border and actually live there. I speak with constituents, landowners, law and immigration enforcement regularly and we all know that a massively expensive wall is nothing more than a 14th Century solution to a 21st Century challenge.
“Terrain and natural barriers, along with a vigilant Border Patrol, already provide adequate deterrence for immigrants in most areas. A wall will also require substantial land grabs by the federal government and violate current
“We cannot just throw money at a problem and hope it goes away. We must work to come up with a strategic and methodical way to deal with immigration, and that includes working with our allies in Mexico and Central America.”