For the second consecutive year, U.S. congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) is asking the current administration to take a ‘better approach’ to secure the border.
Early this year, the U.S. department of home land security recognized a surge of immigrants was not decreasing.
750 million dollars were set aside to reduce illegal immigration from Central America.
Only 23 million dollars have been used so far.
Part of Cuellars’ initiative calls for a smarter solution in enforcing the border.
“The wall is a 14th century solution to a 21st century problem. So we’ve just got to make sure that we secure the border with the right mixture of personnel, technology, working with our friends to the south and securing our border,” says Cuellar.
Cuellar states that technology such as sensors and cameras would monitor the border at a lower cost.
Other plans include addressing the problem that causes many to emigrate in Central America.