David Clarke called for border security and the construction of a border wall during his speech Friday at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
The former Sheriff of Milwaukee County Wisconsin said that the nation is “under siege because of our broken immigration system.”
“It is broken, it needs to be fixed and it needs to be fixed now,” Clarke declared later in his speech.
He said that Constitutionally, Congress wields the power to address the issue but many legislators fear tackling it because “they’re thinking of it in terms of their electoral possibilities in the next election cycle.”
Securing the border should be the top priority according to Clarke because “everything regarding what needs to be fixed flows from that.” The quantity of deportations remains irrelevant because people return to the US illegally Clarke said: “It’s not going to matter how many people you deport, they’re coming back in.”
Clarke staunchly supports constructing a wall in order to secure the border. “President Trump is right, we need a wall along our southern border and the wall will work,” Clarke asserted.
Clarke delivered his speech during a section titled “We Refuse to Be Suckers: The New Trump Doctrine.” Some of the items that Clarke said “we’re being suckered by,” included “sanctuary cities,” “sanctuary states,” “Democrats in Congress” and “the fake news media.”
Clarke urged people to contact their legislators to demand action, “money makes them dance but constituent pressure makes them feel the heat,” he said.