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Dem Argues Wall Isn't Solution to Illegal Immigration Problem

(Fox News' "America's Newsroom")

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 03:47 PM

Democrats believe illegal immigration and border security are important issues that must be addressed — but it is wrong to "pretend" building a "great big wall" is the solution, Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich., said Wednesday.

In remarks to Fox News' "America's Newsroom," Kildee did not dispute that Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., all have publicly decried the problems illegal immigration have caused the nation.

"The question is what is the solution?" he said. "And none of those people believe – and including a lot of Republicans – that we should just pretend that putting up a great, big wall is going to solve that problem."

Kildee said drug traffickers and terrorists not only sneak into the country through unsecured sections of the southern border — but make it through border checkpoints too.

"We shouldn't just act as if, and pretend that, putting up a wall is going to solve the problem when people who are really smart and understand how border security works say that that's not the solution," he argued.

Democrats have pushed back against President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion in funding for border security that will include his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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