A leaked internal memo shows building a wall along the Mexican border has been a possibility for both terms of our current president.
President Barack Obama has secretly agreed with President-elect Donald Trump throughout the presidential election about building a wall. He did all he could to keep his secret from the public.
This “core goal” of Obama came to light in information released by WikiLeaks. The memo from September 2008 shows that fencing at the US-Mexico border could help cut down on illegal immigration. From The Daily Caller:
One of Obama’s “core goals,” according to the memo: “Preserve the integrity of our borders to reduce illegal immigration.”
“Securing our borders will not solve the illegal immigration problem in isolation, but combined with an earned path to citizenship for the undocumented and new legal alternatives to unauthorized entry, some additional fencing could help get the border under control.”
The memo was specific about “Fencing” in its title. The memo shows Obama supported actual fencing along the border under specific circumstances where it helps security and acts as a deterrent to people trying to cross without legal documentation.
“Additional fencing on the border is not a comprehensive solution, but it sometimes helps deter people from taking the risk of entering illegally,” the memo states.
Obama’s memo doesn’t just call for fencing. It said personnel resources are also needed to secure the border.
Obama, according the memo, “Supports additional personnel, infrastructure, and technology on the border and at our ports of entry.” Additionally, Obama “Believes we need additional Customs and Border Protection agents with better technology and real-time intelligence.”
Obama’s actions haven’t followed his conclusions stated in his memos.
Border patrol agents, according to The Daily Caller, have fumed at the president’s immigration policies. And the backlog in immigration courts has more than doubled since Obama took office. Waves of illegal immigrants flood into the US from Mexico each year.
Had Obama followed his own policies and plans, illegal immigration could have been curbed substantially over his eight years in office. Instead, Obama used his presidential power to pad election rolls with undocumented immigrants with promises of easy citizenship.