by ROSE MENDOZA
Mexican congressmen, Braulio Guerra, climbed the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico in order to protest President Trump’s plan for a border wall. The wall stands between San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Mexico. He was photographed on top of the barrier to demonstrate how unnecessary the wall is. Guerra, a congressman from Queretaro, also took a cell phone video saying, “I was able to scale it, climb it, and sit myself right here. It would be simple for me to jump into the United States, which shows that it is unnecessary and totally absurd to build a wall.” Guerra also says in the video that he visited the wall not just to slam Trump’s wall plan, but also to speak with people being sent back to Mexico by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Guerra also tweeted, “It was easy to get up the wall, but there are many dangers for our people; human rights, principles, and dignity are not negotiable.” There are no photos or videos showing Guerra climbing the barrier, only him on top of the fence. The fence is closely flanked by a chain link fence, which has people saying it was making it easier to climb.
Last month Trump signed an executive order calling for the construction of a border wall, which was a signature promise during his presidential campaign. Throughout the president’s campaign he insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall, now the wall is said to be financed using “existing funds and resources.” According to a document obtained by Reuters, The Department of Homeland Security has only found $20 million in existing funds to put towards the border wall.