Rep. Juan Vargas on Border Prototype Demolition
San Diego, CA. (March 1, 2019) – Rep. Juan Vargas released the following statement amid demolition of Trump border wall prototypes:
“President Trump has wasted $5 million taxpayer dollars for border wall prototypes that had no other purpose than militaristic political theater. Instead of funding solutions to address our real border issues, millions of dollars are sitting in a pile of rubble in San Diego. The five million dollars could be going towards fixing our alarming environmental crisis that is being ignored by this Administration.
“Our border communities do not want or need a wall. We need the cross-border flooding and sewage issues in the Tijuana River Valley to be prioritized and addressed.”
Vargas represents California’s 51st Congressional District which includes the southern portion of San Diego County, all of Imperial County and California’s entire U.S.-Mexico border. Vargas was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and is currently serving his fourth term in Congress. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee.