Border Patrol Union Vice President Art Del Cueto issued a bold challenge to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., after they claimed a wall along the United States southern border would be ineffective.
During an interview on Fox Business with host Liz MacDonald, Cueto’s message to Pelosi and Schumer was simple: come spend a day in our shoes.
Cueto began by addressing a “border loophole” in the immigration system that allows so-called asylum seekers to bypass court proceedings to live in America illegally.
He explained that countless illegal aliens simply claim they are seeking asylum, gain access to America, and it takes at least a year to appear in court before an immigration judge because the system is so clogged.
“I say false asylum claims because if you’re not even bothering to show up to your court case, you pretty much know your case is weak,” he said.
“In addition, we see these individuals entering the country illegally. It just keeps adding and adding and adding. There’s a lot of red flags to it,” he added.
MacDonald then asked: “Have you ever heard Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer or any Democrat talk about this massive loophole?”
“No, I heard some of the words that they said … when they were attacking the president and attacking the wall, and you know what?” he asked.
He added: “Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, they can come down here and help us patrol the border and I’ll show them how difficult and how dangerous it really is, and how that wall makes a difference.”
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump met with Schumer and Pelosi at the White House and things got intense.
While the reporters were still in the room, Trump ripped Pelosi and Schumer over border wall funding and shut them down when they suggested the American people didn’t want the wall.
Pelosi and Trump started by arguing over whether the president had the votes in the House of Representatives to pass a bill that included border wall funding.
“Elections have consequences, Mr. President,” Schumer said.
Trump shot back: “That’s right. And that’s why the country is doing so well.”
When Schumer claimed that a wall “doesn’t solve the problem” of border security, Trump fired back again: “it totally solves the problem” before embarking noting the successes of combating illegal crossing in southern California and over in Israel.
At one point, Trump looked Schumer in the face and told him that he’d be proud to shut down the government.
“I am proud to shut down the government for border security Chuck because the people of this country…don’t want criminals pouring into our country. I will take the blame for it because last time you shut it down it didn’t work,” Trump said.