Evers was wrong on border crisis
Excerpt: There was a time when Republicans and Democrats alike believed that a nation without borders is not a nation at all. U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Janesville) was reminded of that during a fact-finding trip last week at the U.S.-Mexico border. As he looked out at the broken dividing line from the El Paso Sector, Steil saw a section of barrier that was built with bipartisan congressional support. The Secure Fence Act of 2006 provided for 700 miles of fencing on the U.S. southern border with Mexico. Then-Sen. Barack Obama supported the bill as did then-Sen. Hillary Clinton and 23 other Senate Democrats. Connected to that monument to national security is a section of barrier built under the Trump administration in 2017. And then … there is no barrier, no fence, no wall at all. “In speaking with border patrol agents whose duty it is to patrol this area for illegal entry and also for illicit drug trafficking, I got the opportunity to hear time and time again how well walls work,” Steil told Empower Wisconsin in an interview this week.