Do you know how many people were arrested trying to cross the U.S./Mexico border last year? Our intern, Charlie Dunlap, took this question to the streets of St. Louis to see what the community had to say…and their answers ranged from 500 people to 100,000 people. That’s a pretty wide range of responses. What do you think the answer is? Take a guess and watch the video to find out.
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The punchline comes at the end of the video - I was with all the folks here with my guess being in the thousand - and the real number is staggering!
The deeper point for me is that the message that is being sent out is that the border is a leaking tap and there is next to no enforcement.
As you will see the truth is anything but.
So how do we make any progress when none of us knows what is going on?