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Veterans Group Works to Close Border Wall Gaps

via Kate Monroe
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A group of military veterans took matters into their own hands by placing concertina wire in gaps in the border wall near San Diego to curb the influx of migrants crossing illegally.

One veteran, Kate Monroe who is running for Congress, helped with the effort and said more people need to take action.

Monroe, a retired Marine Corps veteran, posted, “I put my life on the line to serve our country once when I signed up to join the Marines, and I’m amped to serve our country again in this way. However, it is disappointing that I had to do it and that nobody else had the guts to do it.”

Shee later said, “That’s not going to stop us or deter us from coming here. If we can stop them for one day, one hour, one week, we’ve stopped more people from coming into our country.”

Border crossings in the San Diego sector have increased significantly this year compared to last.

As gaps in the border wall are being exploited by smugglers, the veterans’ temporary fix could help slow the flow.

While civilians are prohibited from altering the border wall, a CBP source said the veterans’ activities will likely not be a concern given agents are overwhelmed by the high volumes of migrants.

The veterans aim to stem the flow for however long possible through improvised barriers as a way to support border security.

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