It only took them 15 seconds to climb the wall. Fifteen SECONDS!
It’s no secret that immigration has been one of the most talked about topics of the 2016 election cycle thanks entirely to Donald Trump’s insistence on building the border wall. But real talk: how effective would building a wall be in terms of deterring the flow of undocumented immigrants or drugs? If the video above is any indication, not very.
Recently, a news crew from Azteca Noticias was filming at the border wall on the American side of Nogales (Nogales is both a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa and in Ariz.), when all of a sudden they caught two young men slide down the international barrier with what looked to be big packages of drugs strapped to their back. The two alleged drug smugglers scaled the fence in seconds and walked along it as they communicated with someone via walkie-talkie.
Despite the heavy surveillance, the Border Patrol was none the wiser. It took the two young men noticing the news crew for them to flee. “No graben!” they told the crew. Exposed, the alleged drug smugglers decided to head back to Mexico, scaling the fence in less than 15 seconds.
Which brings us to our larger point: if these guys could scale the wall between the two countries in seconds, hang out on the US side then run back without being detected, what makes Trump think his border wall would be any different?