Ramon Garcia, JD, County Judge of Hidalgo, Texas (a border county along the Rio Grande), in an Aug. 25, 2014 article, "In South Texas, Few on the Fence over Divisive Border Wall Issue," available at, stated:

“[The fence is] a joke… When you got all these 58,000 unaccompanied minors getting through there, I mean, you tell me that it’s worth it, and if it’s working… In order to get their product across, they basically measured the gap between the fence and started building their marijuana bundles within that gap so they could just slide through the fence. [A] border wall isn’t really gonna help.”

Aug. 25, 2014