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Sen. Cornyn: Border Wall Rates 'Very Low' Among Texans

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By    |   Sunday, 12 Feb 2017 08:38 AM

President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico would not poll highly with Texans, and a "layered approach" with "fencing, technology" and personnel would be more effective than a mere physical structure, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Sunday.

"I think people would say, if you are talking about a physical wall, it would rate very low," Cornyn told "The Cats Roundtable" on New York's 970 AM. "Because I think most people in Texas understand that our 1,200-mile border is not the same at every point along the way."

Cornyn told host John Catsimatidis the Secure Fence Act in 2006 has already helped build 600 of the approved 700 miles of fencing, including in the state of Texas, which features 1,200 miles of the 1,900 total U.S. border miles with Mexico.

"I agree with Secretary of Homeland Security Gen. John Kelly," Cornyn said. "A layered approach makes sense, basically, fencing, technology and boots on the ground.

"We know how to do this. It's just a matter of political will."

Texas' border landscape has "some areas with huge topographical challenges," Cornyn said, so a physical wall might be less plausible across the entire U.S.-Mexico border.

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President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico would not poll highly with Texans, and a layered approach with fencing, technology and personnel would be more effective than a mere physical structure, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Sunday.
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