A viral video making the rounds this week is being celebrated by the left as proof that the President Donald Trump’s signature border wall is a waste of money that doesn’t work.
U.S. Border Patrol’s response makes it clear this isn’t the case at all.
The 38-second viral clip was posted to Twitter on Tuesday by photojournalist J. Omar Ornelas.
In the video, a group of men armed with a tall ladder sent one of their own over the wall.
After crossing the top, he slid down one of the tall poles that make up the majority of the structure.
— J. Omar Ornelas (@fotornelas) December 4, 2019
U.S. Customs and Border Protection responded a day after the original clip was posted.
The government agency set the record straight on exactly what happened after this alleged illegal alien crossed over into our country.
“Less than 24 hours ago, a video clip showed up on both Facebook and Twitter showing an individual climbing the border wall,” Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Joshua Devack said.
The border wall system worked exactly as designed. The illicit traffic was slowed down, the detection technology alerted @CBPElCentro USBP agents, agents responded, and the subject was apprehended. pic.twitter.com/N9bLpob9Zg
— CBP (@CBP) December 5, 2019