Is A Wall The Answer?

Jan 17, 2019

Thursday, we’re talking about the central sticking point in the ongoing federal shutdown: The wall. Hundreds of miles of physical barriers already separate the US and Mexico. Are more walls the answer to the humanitarian crisis at the border?

Thursday, we’re talking about the central sticking point in the ongoing federal shutdown: The wall. Hundreds of miles of physical barriers already separate the United States and Mexico, and former Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan says they are so effective it’d be irresponsible not to build more of them. But do walls actually work to keep people and drugs from entering America? Or would the country be better served if Washington addressed other problems with our immigration policy?

GUESTS

Mark Morgan is the former chief of the US Border Patrol. He's a former US Marine and spent 20 years at the FBI before joining Customs and Border Protection.

David Bier is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.

*Special thanks to KUER News Director Andrew Becker.