President Trump unveiled a “new theme” for his border wall efforts this morning.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL! This is the new theme, for two years until the Wall is finished (under construction now), of the Republican Party. Use it and pray!”
The tweet falls on the 33rd day of the partial government shutdown after Democrats refused to budge in negotiations for President Trump’s border wall.
While many Democrats claim “walls don’t work,” facts suggest otherwise.
In a New York Post article from last year, Paul Sperry cites El Paso, TX as a perfect example of the effectiveness of a border barrier.
According to Sperry, when El Paso first started building its barrier in 2006, “illegal crossings totaled 122,261, but by 2010, when the 131-mile fence was completed from one end of El Paso out into the New Mexico desert, immigrant crossings shrank to just 12,251. They hit a low of 9,678 in 2012, before slowly ticking back up to a total of 25,193 last year.”
Sperry says Border Patrol credits the barrier for reducing the flow of illegal immigrants into the city.
After the fence went up, El Paso saw a major drop in crime.
“Federal data illustrates just how remarkable the turnaround in crime has been since the fence was built,” writes Sperry. “According to FBI tables, property crimes in El Paso have plunged more than 37 percent to 12,357 from their pre-fence peak of 19,702 a year, while violent crimes have dropped more than 6 percent to 2,682 from a peak of 2,861 a year.”
For even more examples of “walls working,” click HERE.