“In my opinion, it is not a secretary of homeland security, and I said this in all my hearings – we do not need a wall from the sea to the shining sea, as I said,” said Kelly Wednesday night during a rare public appearance since his departure from the administration in January.
“Those CBPs, the Customs and Border Protection, who are so familiar with the border, they can tell you, if you say” I can get you 40 miles, “they will tell you exactly where they want it.” can get you 140 miles, “they can tell you exactly where they want it. If I told them I could get you 2000 miles, they would say” Eh, seems like a terrible waste of money, “he continued.
Kelly , who participated in an issue with Duke Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Peter Feaver as part of the University’s Phillips Family International Lecture series, cited a physical barrier needed to fight the opioid crisis in America but said no boundary wall would just be “part of it as I used to say about the border security system. “
Kelly, who was President Donald Trump’s first home security secretary, also expressed skepticism that Trump’s southern border emergency declaration would ra it through Congress and told Feaver, “I th ink all over the national nödsaken right now will be put up in the courts, if it even gets through Congress, and it does not seem like it’s going to go through Congress. White House Pressure Republicans Vote Against National Crisis Management ”
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