Shifra on February 22, 2018
With apologies to birds, everywhere. Via Fox Insider. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put forth a new idea for border security, arguing that “mowing the grass” in some areas could be sufficient instead of building a wall. In an interview with the Arizona Republic, Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she “is not the biggest advocate” for President Trump’s long-promised wall as part of a negotiation on a fix for Dreamers. “Let’s talk about where a more serious structure might be necessary, where fencing will do or mowing the grass so people can’t be smuggled through the grass,” she proposed, also mentioning adding levees, technology and personnel to enhance border security…. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
Shifra on February 12, 2018
Who doesn’t love butterflies? But really, a lawsuit because an endangered butterfly species might have trouble flying over the border wall? And what about U.S. citizens’ lives being endangered by a chaotic no-secure-border policy? Via IBT. ….A lawsuit was filed by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), along with other environmental groups, against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which stated the Quino checkerspot butterfly, which is native to southern California and northwestern Mexico, could be threatened by the proposed border wall. According to the lawsuit, the Quino checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha quino), which is already listed as endangered under the Federal Endangered Species Act, cannot fly high enough to follow their normal migration patterns if the wall was built....
Shifra on October 24, 2017
Oops. Via Daily Caller. MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff was near the U.S.-Mexico border for a segment on President Trump’s proposed border wall, when a group of immigrants easily crossed the existing fence into the United States while cameras were rolling. Soboroff asked a Border Patrol agent, “So what happens now? Does the president come out here and literally say, ‘okay, I like that one?’” The agent replies, “We’re going to test it for breach-ability, for the sub-terrain aspect, can we dig under it, can we cut through it, scale over it?” As he was talking, migrants jumped over the existing fence in order to get caught and hopefully receive asylum into the United States. “What happened? People are crossing!” Soboroff...
Tammy on May 3, 2017
I’d like to hear your thoughts on this. I discuss it at length during the evening podcast for TAMs. What he’s referring to is a levee wall. It’s what we already have and is regularly breached. This is not the wall the president promised and has discussed. It certainly is not part of any plan submitted by so many with proposals for the wall design. They’re doing this in reaction to the very negative reaction to omnibus spending bill, and obviously feel they need to say there’s wall funding. There isn’t, but there is border security money which could be used on a fence/levee thing that we already have. Hence, they say there’s wall funding. That’s more than just a...