Early last week a video was posted which went viral showing some illegal immigrants climbing over the newly constructed wall at the U.S./Mexico border.
The video was posted as an attempt to show how the wall doesn’t work and how they’re still able to get over into the United State anyway.
Take a look at the video first, then scroll down to see the full story.
— J. Omar Ornelas (@fotornelas) December 4, 2019
Rep. Sam Graves actually shared a video of a border patrol agent speaking about that very incident in response to the viral video.
“Less than 24 hours ago, a video showed up on both Facebook and Twitter showing an individual climbing the border wall. That individual was assisted by the use of a rope ladder and two subjects on the Mexican side. In the video clip, the individual makes it over the border wall and begins to run north into the United States.
I’m standing in the exact location where this incident took place. The border wall systems consists of not only a physical barrier, but also lighting, patrol roads, and detection technology. While the physical barrier serves to slow down illicit traffic, the detection technology alerts our agents as to where and when threats emerge. The patrol roads allow for a rapid response.
In this particular incident, the border wall system worked exactly as designed. The illicit traffic was slowed down. The detection technology alerted our agents. Agents responded, and the subject was apprehended.
That subject turned out to be a 16-year-old Mexican male. All too often, criminal organizations exploit juveniles in this regard. Through partnerships with the government of Mexico, coordination is currently underway to locate the other two subjects involved in this incident.
Crossing illegally into the United States is a federal crime. Those who violate the law will be held accountable and there are consequences to these actions.”
Yesterday, a video showing someone illegally crossing into the United States over the new border wall went viral.
Today the Border Patrol revealed there was more to the story.
— Rep. Sam Graves (@RepSamGraves) December 5, 2019