Pelosi continues to argue against border barriers while evidence continues to surface that they work and are a key part in protecting a country's border.
As President Trump seeks to fulfill his promise to build a wall on the southern border, he is getting support from leaders in countries that have erected their own border barriers -- and who hail those projects as critical to battling illegal immigration.
Trump, too, has cited countries like Israel -- which has a network of walls and fences on its borders -- as proof that barriers work as he seeks to convince Congress to fund a wall or steel barrier to the tune of $5.7 billion.
Democrats in Congress have refused to entertain his proposal, calling a wall both “immoral” and ineffective, and only agreeing to $1.3 billion in more general border security funding. That led to a month-long shutdown, which temporarily ended last week. Funding is set to expire again on Feb. 15, and Trump has warned that he is prepared to declare a national emergency if no wall funding is agreed to.
The president said Friday there's a good chance he'll take that step, while saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "hurting this country so badly" with her stance on the wall.