Senator John Cornyn: 'Wall between the United States and Mexico, Makes no Sense Whatsoever'

WESLACO, Texas - With days before Democrats and Republicans run out of time to reach an agreement on several immigration issues and a spending bill, Senator John Cornyn met with RGV leaders today for a special luncheon. During the event, Cornyn let the leaders know his stance on several legislative issues that will affect our region and his plans on tackling some of them, including the construction of a border wall.

"I can say from firsthand experience that a new giant wall between the United States and Mexico, from sea to shining sea, makes no sense whatsoever," said Cornyn.

 Cornyn is open to the idea of having barriers on some areas, as part of a bigger system to boost border security.

"The secretary of Homeland Security talks about an integrated system, which I think is the right way to think about it, that involves infrastructure. Perhaps some fencing and barriers in some hard to control locations, but also we need to have enough border patrol on the ground."

Cornyn also expects Democrats and Republicans to narrow down differences between the two, on issues like the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the diversity lottery, and chain migration.

"We're going to do it as fast as we can, but it's hard work building consensus on a controversial topic like this, but I'm committed to getting a solution," said Cornyn. 

As for the North American Free Trade Agreement, Cornyn says it's important to modernize it with so much business happening online, rather abolishing it.


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