Border Residents Don’t Want the Wall

The US-Mexico border runs through four states: Arizona; California; New Mexico; and Texas. There are nine Congressional districts on the border. In April of 2017, the Wall Street Journal polled all 17 members of Congress representing border districts and states and couldn’t find a single person who supported Trump’s wall. At the time, Trump was requesting 1.4 billion dollars to begin constructing the wall and no member of Congress representing people living on the border wanted to pay. Now, Trump wants 5.7 billion dollars for the wall and has shut down part of the government to try and get his way.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton won eight of the nine Congressional Districts on the border. After the 2018 midterm election, Democrats hold eight of the nine Congressional Districts on the border. After the 2018 midterm election, Democrats hold five of the eight Senate seats representing border states.

In the 2018 midterm election, as the country was being told of the dangers of an approaching caravan of migrant criminals, voters in Arizona elected Democrat Kirsten Sinema to the Senate. Sinema opposes the wall.

Will Hurd is the only Republican representing Americans living on the border. There are 800 miles of border in his district. Yet, Hurd opposes a border wall.

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