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Texas Republican says Trump has gone too far on the border

Texas Rep. Will Hurd says that a border wall must be used in conjunction with other strategies to control immigration. | Eric Gay / AP Photo Rep. Will Hurd said Sunday morning that it is time for Congress to "complain" some powers given to the president in times of emergency. Hurd (R-Texas) was just one of 13 House Republicans who voted together with Democrats last month to block President Donald Trump's statement on a national emergency But Hurd told Jake Tapper at CNN's "Union of Union "immigration and border security are still issues that need to be prioritized. I think the president is focused on border security is important, says Hurd. "What I've always said – and I've said it since 2002 – is building a 30 foot high concrete structure from the sea to the shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to make border security. And guess what? The President agrees He mentioned it in one of his latest Rose Garden Announcements. " Instead, the nation should focus on alternatives that better utilize technology, labor and physical barriers" where it makes sense. " ] Hurd added that he has no problem with adding more physical barriers along the border, and notes that about 40 percent of the current border obstacles lie in his district. "I have no problem with that" he said. "I voted for those things. I've voted since being in Congress for $ 220 billion of finance. The problem, Hurd explained, points to…

Texas Rep. Will Hurd says that a border wall must be used in conjunction with other strategies to control immigration. | Eric Gay / AP Photo

Rep. Will Hurd said Sunday morning that it is time for Congress to “complain” some powers given to the president in times of emergency.

Hurd (R-Texas) was just one of 13 House Republicans who voted together with Democrats last month to block President Donald Trump’s statement on a national emergency

But Hurd told Jake Tapper at CNN’s “Union of Union “immigration and border security are still issues that need to be prioritized.

I think the president is focused on border security is important, says Hurd. “What I’ve always said – and I’ve said it since 2002 – is building a 30 foot high concrete structure from the sea to the shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to make border security. And guess what? The President agrees He mentioned it in one of his latest Rose Garden Announcements. “

Instead, the nation should focus on alternatives that better utilize technology, labor and physical barriers” where it makes sense. “

] Hurd added that he has no problem with adding more physical barriers along the border, and notes that about 40 percent of the current border obstacles lie in his district.

“I have no problem with that” he said. “I voted for those things. I’ve voted since being in Congress for $ 220 billion of finance.

The problem, Hurd explained, points to the word” emergency “, not” wall. “

” So Ultimately, the word “emergency” is what gives the president certain powers that I think go against what our constitution has said, “Hurd told Tapper.” Congress before I lived gave this authority. They gave the power of the bag to the executive branch in times of emergency. I think we have to complain back. “

Hurd’s voice blocking declaration was also due to the effects it would have on military bases.

” I have several military bases in my district and there is a plan to remove about $ 4 billion from construction on our military bases, “he said.” In Del Rio, on our border, Laughlin Air Force Base produces more pilots than any other US plant. There are projects that take care of the men and women who keep us sure that they will be affected, and I do not want to see it happen. “

When the press will shoot, the administration and congress should focus on defining current laws relating to asylum and implement more efficient technology, Hurd added.

“We have six months, seven months left in the fiscal year. It will be almost impossible to spend $ 8 billion from other areas, “he explained.” We had a bill that funded border security. We’ve made $ 220 billion over the past year. This is a problem. “

” We need to focus on things like establishing asylum because asylum is being abused for people coming here, “Hurd said.” We should use more technology. We do not use the latest and greatest technology. You can put what I call a smart wall along the border, all 2000 miles, in less than a year and get operational control along the border, meaning you know everything that goes back and forth across the border. “

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