Border Patrol Agents Slammed Border Wall As a ‘Waste Of Taxpayer Money’, Then THIS Happened
A webpage representing Border Patrol agents slammed the idea of building walls and fences along the border to stop illegal immigration as a “waste of taxpayer money.” Then the webpage got deleted. Digital archives show that the page was deleted after the union’s president supported building a border wall with Donald Trump in the White House Briefing Room.
“The NBPC disagrees with wasting taxpayer money on building fences and walls along the border as a means of curtailing illegal entries into the United States,” the statement reads.
But the webpage blasting border walls and fences disappeared from the union’s website last month, according to Wayback Machine, which archived the page. VICE’s Motherboard first reported news of the deletion.
The deleted webpage argued that border barriers don’t tackle the root causes of migration — and could potentially encourage more migrants to enter the U.S. fraudulently or overstay visas.
“Walls and fences are temporary solutions that focus on the symptom (illegal immigration) rather than the problem (employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens),” the union wrote on their website.
On the deleted webpage, the union makes an emphatic case against physical barriers.
“Walls and fences are only a speed bump,” the webpage reads. “People who want to come to the United States to obtain employment will continue to go over, under, and around the walls and fences that are constructed.”
The union argued additional barriers “will undoubtedly result in an increase in fraudulent documents and smuggling through the ports of entry” as frustrated migrants seek other modes of entry.“
The webpage was taken down after the union’s president endorsed the wall at a White House news briefing earlier this month.
You can read the webpage here.