Now that a federal judge has given the Trump administration the okay to build a border wall, officials are pressuring Congress to approve the money.
Acting ICE Director Tom Homan says the numbers don't lie. In places where a fence or structure exists, illegal crossings have gone down.
“Every place they built a wall it has worked,” Homan told 'Fox & Friends'. “One-hundred percent of the time, wherever they built a wall illegal crossings went down, so we certainly need the wall.”
“I know a lot of people complain about the price of the wall, but what price are you going to put on national security and public safety?”
Curtis Collier with U.S. Border Watch says whether it's San Diego, Arizona or El Paso, a wall deters illegal aliens while also helping agents round them up.
“Some direct illegal aliens that are crossing the border into certain areas so that Border Patrol can respond to them,” he says. “In those sections where the fencing is up, illegal immigration is down dramatically.”
President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit San Diego this month to look at prototypes for his wall.