Seated right next to President Trump during a border patrol roundtable in McAllen, Texas Thursday was Reggie Singh, brother of slain police officer Ronil Singh. Singh, a member of the Newman Police Department, was killed by an illegal immigrant during a traffic stop last month. He was only 33 years old and leaves behind a wife and a 5-month-old son. At Thursday's discussion, Reggie remembered his brother as a courageous young man who felt called to serve. He and his family, he explained, legally immigrated to America to fulfill Ronil's dream of joining law enforcement.
Fighting tears, Singh told the president to do whatever it takes to achieve border security.
"I do not want any other family, law enforcement person, to go through that," Singh said. "Whatever it takes to minimize, put a stop to it, my family fully supports it."
In recent interviews, Singh called for "stricter" immigration laws and said illegal immigrants do not deserve second chances.
At the border Thursday, Trump insisted a border wall is going to be constructed and Mexico is going to pay for it, via a trade deal.
The Democrats, meanwhile, say Congress won't give him even a penny for the wall. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls the wall an "immorality," while Schumer accuses Trump of "manufacturing a crisis."
I suspect Reggie Singh would disagree with that last assertion.