If the mules cannot get across they will not be muling drugs, money, and guns across the border.
The president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) vigorously defended President Donald Trump’s assertion that the border wall would reduce illegal crossings by 99 percent. His testimony during a hearing of the House Homeland Security Committee followed that of the acting Border Patrol deputy commissioner who danced around the issue when challenged by a California congressman.
During President Trump’s visit to the border on March 13 where he viewed the border wall prototypes, the President said, “We have a lousy wall over here now, but at least it stops 90, 95 percent. When we put up the real wall, we’re going to stop 99 percent. Maybe more than that.”
U.S. Representative Nanette Barragan (D-CA) challenged the president’s assertion during the Homeland Security Committee’s Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee hearing on March 15.
This would also free up immense resources to then be concentrated on the smuggling at the legal ports of entry both by land and sea.
It’s much easier to interdict cars, trucks, boats and planes than it is tens of thousands individuals scattering across the border like rats in the night fanning out in every conceivable direction once they cross.
The ground sensors that are part of the high tech electronics package can also detect any tunneling attempts along the wall.