U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Wall isn't a lifesaver, it's a boondoggle

Wall isn't a lifesaver, it's a boondoggle

A border patrol agent was killed and his partner seriously wounded in the line of duty Sunday in West Texas. Few of the details of the incident have been released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection or the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, and his partner were said to have come under attack while on patrol, and some Texas lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz, immediately called for enhanced border security.

Not to be outdone, President Donald Trump got into the act Sunday night tweeting not just condolences but — rather predictably — vowing to build a wall along the southern border. “We will seek out and...

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