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Border Patrol Official: Need Wall in 'Strategic Locations'

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By    |   Friday, 24 Mar 2017 02:56 PM

A border wall between the U.S. and Mexico is vital in important locations, according to the president of the National Border Patrol Council.

Brandon Judd, the council president, made the comments to Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill in a Senate hearing Wednesday, according to CNS News.

"As far as the wall goes, Sen. McCaskill, I agree with you 100 percent. We do not need a great wall over the United States. We do not need 2,000 miles of border wall. I will tell you, however, that a wall in strategic locations is absolutely necessary," Judd said.

Judd expressed optimism about the potential of improvements to the border fencing.

"The fencing that we currently have can be defeated. Anybody can come up to that fence with a welding torch and cut a hole in it. In fact, they have. So yes, we absolutely have to have a barrier that can't be defeated. And if we do a wall and we do it properly on the border we can, in fact, effectuate a better arrest rate. We can, in fact, secure the border. I'm 100 percent positive that that can happen."

He said he and his brother had been assigned in their duties as agents to repair holes in the fencing. "That was a daily activity," he said.

At another point in the hearing, Judd placed blame on President Barack Obama's administration's "catch-and-release" policies in the alleged rape of a teenager by two illegals. "Had we done our job that 14-year-old girl would never have been raped. Period. That's all there is to it," Judd said, according to the Washington Examiner.

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