Visits To The U.S.-Mexico Border Don't Change The Minds Of Politicians

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Friday, May 3, 2019 - 2:30pm
Updated: Friday, May 3, 2019 - 2:31pm

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Layers of concertina are added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border near Nogales, Arizona, on Feb. 4, 2019.

Since President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency on the southern border, it has become a political flashpoint. Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t even agree on whether or not what we’re seeing should be called a “crisis” let alone what should be done to address it.

So where does Arizona’s congressional delegation stand on this debate, and is any solution possible in the near future? For that, The Show turned to Ronald J. Hansen who covers Congress for the Arizona Republic.

He went along with Rep. Andy Biggs as he toured the border with a group of fellow Republicans. Hansen said these kinds of tours have become a kind of rite of passage for many politicians, but they’re not actually changing anyone’s mind.

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