Just as MSNBC was doing a report on President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall three people jumped the existing fence while the camera was rolling.
Fox News reported that a girl with a pink backpack as well as two other immigrants turned themselves in to Border Patrol officers on horseback in the background of MSNBC’s shot.
“This is the reality of everyday border enforcement,” a Border Patrol agent told reporter Jacob Soboroff. “The United States is still the draw, the ultimate draw for people that have dire situations where they’re at.”
“We’re going to continue to witness this. It plays out on a regular basis for us.”
“And it did just here, just now,” Soboroff remarked.
The first tangible progress on the border wall appeared near San Diego earlier this month in the form of eight concrete and steel prototypes standing 30 feet tall near the Mexico-California border. So far Congress has made little progress on approving the $21.6 billion it would cost to build the wall.
Even without border wall funding, border patrol may use the new designs to replace dilapidated parts of the existing fence, said Roy Villareal, San Diego’s federal deputy chief border patrol agent.
“MSNBC went down there to do one story and it came away with another,” David Bossie, former deputy campaign manager for the Trump campaign, told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday.
“The facts got in the way of their very good, dishonest story.”