Accuracy in Media

NBC Evening News inadvertently made the case for the need for a bigger border wall between the U.S. and Mexico on Monday night when it aired a segment that showed how easy it was to jump the current fence.

Reporter Jacob Soboroff was previewing the eight prototypes that have been approved by the Trump administration with San Diego border patrol agent Roy Villareal when several people were caught on camera jumping the existing fence and then surrendering to agents.

“A small group of three people just jumped over in the middle of the day,” Soboroff said. “So can you explain to me what’s going on?”

“This is the reality of everyday border enforcement. The United States is the draw for people with dire situations where they are at,” Villareal said. “We are going to continue to witness this. It plays out on a regular basis for us.”

Soboroff then walked to the fence and up a hill that showed just how easy it is to hop the fence to get into the U.S. He then ventured to the Mexican side of the border to ask residents about the new prototypes, which they could easily see from where they were standing.

“Is the new big wall going to stop Mexicans from coming to the U.S.?” Soboroff asked a group standing at the fence.

They replied that even though it was a high wall people will find a way to cross.

That sentiment was echoed by another man who had experienced crossing the border as a child.

“I don’t know why Donald Trump is so obsessed with this unnecessary waste of money because there will always be a way to cross, to be in [the United States] working,” he replied.

President Trump knows that the new wall won’t be foolproof, but it will be a significant deterrent by making illegal border crossing much more difficult than just hopping a fence, which as Soboroff’s report showed was very easy to do.





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  • samo war
  • gobrien

    Have to have a wall otherwise, the next time we get a moron president like Obama, the flood gates will open again.

  • locogolfer

    We need the wall, to keep out ALL illegals, it would be too easy for terrorists to go to Mexico then into the U.S. We also need to enforce the laws we already have, duh.

  • Marilynn Reeves

    When they build the wall put high voltage to it and dig a trench to fill with water snakes.

  • Fred Garza

    Yes, it is easy to currently cross the boarder even where there is a fence, And not all are coming because they face dire straights at home. Some are coming for the free goodies in the United States they have been told about. Some come for other nefarious reasons. We need better boarder security!

  • John Higgins

    If America doesn’t build a fence and make it more difficult for Mexican’s to get into America plus, if we have exhausted our other alternatives that leaves one last alternative to stop this dangerous situation. Through the ages many other nations have used that alternative.Everybody knows what it is. Everyone knows if they think about it, that it is an awful alternative.

  • gwedem5995

    The wall is great but when they get here, they should absolutely get no benefits. I bet they wouldn’t come then.