Mexican Lawmaker’s View on the Border Wall

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A Mexican congressman climbed the fence separating the U.S. and Mexico to protest President Trump’s plan for a border wall.

Congressman Braulio Guerra climbed the oceanside steel barrier that separates Tijuana, Mexico from California. He wanted to be photographed atop the barrier to demonstrate what he says is the futility of President Trump’s plan. He also shot a cell phone video while sitting on top of the barrier.

Guerra told the camera that it was easy for him to climb the fence. And he just as easily could have crossed to the United States. He said it is “absurd to construct a wall costing 15 billion dollars.”

Guerra said he believes it is important to cooperate with Washington to stem the flow of migration, but said a wall along the border is “unnecessary.”

The U.S.- Mexican border is almost 2,000 miles long. 654 miles is already fortified by a series of fences and walls.

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