MSNBC aired a segment on Monday about President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, which ultimately proved the U.S.-Mexico border needs a bigger wall.
The Trump administration has approved the construction of eight prototypes of the border wall. These prototypes are nearing completion as the administration's deadline approaches. The prototypes have several guidelines they must satisfy. For instance, concrete walls have to be 30 ft. tall while walls made from alternate materials have to be 18 to 30 ft. tall.
MSNBC reporter Jacob Soboroff went to preview the prototypes that are being built between two existing border fences along the U.S.-Mexico border. During the segment, Soboroff was interviewing border patrol agent Roy Villareal when several migrants were caught on camera jumping the existing fence into the United States.
"A small group of three people just jumped over in the middle of the day," Soboroff noted. "So can you explain to me what's going on?"
"This is the reality of everyday border enforcement. The United States is the draw for people with dire situations where they are at," Villareal said. "We are going to continue to witness this. It plays out on a regular basis for us."
Soboroff went to the Mexican side of the border and showed how easy it was to cross the border under current conditions.
He asked Mexican residents in the area what they thought about the new prototypes.
"Is the new big wall going to stop Mexicans from coming to the U.S.?," Soboroff asked one resident.
"I don't know why Donald Trump is so obsessed with this unnecessary waste of money because there will always be a way to cross, to be in [the United States] working," the Mexican resident replied.
Soboroff penned a Twitter thread on Tuesday morning noting the men were asylum-seekers seeking to be caught, which he also mentioned in his report.
There's nothing "dishonest" about our story. As always we stick w facts on ground. Like 1) those were asylum-seekers *trying* to get caught.
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) October 24, 2017
UPDATE: Tuesday, 12:59 P.M.: This article was updated to note the migrants MSNBC aired crossing the border were asylum-seekers trying to get caught.
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