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Pelosi Now Pushing A ‘Virtual Wall’ And ‘Paved Roads’ For Illegals

Pelosi Now Pushing A ‘Virtual Wall’ And ‘Paved Roads’ For Illegals

While speaking to reporters late last week, Pelosi advocated for a “virtual wall” rather than any physical barriers and suggested “paved roads” near the southern border for illegal aliens to use.

What the President is proposing is not the best way to protect our borders … We all support border security, and there is a better way to do it … The positive, shall we say, almost technological wall, that can be built is what we should be doing,” Pelosi said.

“They have to make it sound like they are for some kind of enforcement, and so what they say they are in favor of is ‘smarter enforcement,’ just like the [Barack] Obama administration used to say their ICE strategy of ‘prosecutorial prioritization’ was really ‘smarter enforcement,’” she added.

Pelosi also argued in favor of repairing border roads so it’s easier for immigrants to enter the country.
What the President is proposing is not the best way to protect our borders … We all support border security, and there is a better way to do it … The positive, shall we say, almost technological wall, that can be built is what we should be doing,” Pelosi said.

“They have to make it sound like they are for some kind of enforcement, and so what they say they are in favor of is ‘smarter enforcement,’ just like the [Barack] Obama administration used to say their ICE strategy of ‘prosecutorial prioritization’ was really ‘smarter enforcement,’” she added.

Pelosi also argued in favor of repairing border roads so it’s easier for immigrants to enter the country.

Pelosi went on to claim that illegal aliens killing Americans is “not a justification” for separating families and implementing increased security measures.

“The president will have problems on his own side of the aisle for exploiting situation in a way that enhances his power. Right now there is a path, open up government. Let’s have this discussion on where we can agree on the best ways to protect our borders, to secure our borders, to to so in a way that honors our values,” Pelosi said.

And the president’s going to the border. Now, we’re saying maybe the trip isn’t necessary — he goes and comes. Clearly there is a disparity of shared values here, in terms of respecting the dignity and worth of everyone, being concerned about ever death that happens because of — because we live in an imperfect world. But it is not a justification for having more children die in custody or be separated from their families.”

Part of the federal government has been shutdown for just shy of four weeks.

Last month, House Republicans voted 217-185 to approve a measure that would keep the government open and allocate $5.7 billion for border wall funding.

The bill is now waiting a full vote in the Senate, where Democrats have refused to negotiate with President Trump to provide funding for the wall.

The first immigration poll of 2019 also signals that a majority of Americans agree with the president on the issue of securing the border.

According to a new Economist/YouGov survey, 93 percent of Americans say illegal immigration is a problem.

Given Pelosi’s insistence to reject any offer for wall funding, Trump is considering declaring a national emergency and have the military build the wall.

House Armed Service Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-WA, admitted that Trump has the full authority to use the U.S. military to build the border wall.

Several top Democrats have also signaled their support for the wall.

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