Yesterday President Trump visited the Yuma sector of the U.S. southern border with Mexico to see first hand how Border Patrol, ICE agents and the fence in the area have worked to stop drug and human trafficking.
"We respect and cherish our ICE officers and our Border Patrol agents, and we respect and cherish our police officers, and our firemen, and all of our uniform services," Trump said Tuesday night during a rally in Phoenix. "During that visit, I heard first hand from the frontline agents about the security threats they confront each and every day, and I pledged my continued resolve to them, and all of you, to keep our country safe. All around the nation, I have spent time with the wonderful Americans whose children were killed for the simple reason that our government failed to enforce our immigration laws, already existing laws."
"And I promised these families, the deaths of their loved ones will not have been in vain. I promised them. I know so many of them," he continued.
Since the fence in Yuma was built more than a decade ago, Border crossings have plummeted by 96 percent.