By Melanie Arter, CNSNews.com
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday instead of building a wall, the Democrats are proposing strengthening ports of entry by investing in technology to scan cars for drugs, guns, and other contraband.
Pelosi told reporters that what President Donald Trump is proposing is not the best way to protect the border. Furthermore, she said most of the drugs coming into the U.S. come in through ports of entry.
“He talks about drugs coming into the country. Ninety percent of the drugs come in through the ports of entry, so we are proposing is to build the infrastructure of the ports of entry, strengthen that - the ports of entry,” she said.
“Spend the money. It’s hundreds of millions of dollars, but accessible to have the scanning technology to scan cars coming through for drugs, contraband of any kind, weapons even, to repair the roads that facilitate immigration and trade in those regions. The positive shall we say almost technological wall that can be built is what we should be doing,” Pelosi said.
She accused the president of lying about what happened when she and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) met with him at the White House on Wednesday.
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