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Fox Business Network 9 Oct 2019

500 miles of border wall to be built by end of 2020: McAleenan

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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan discusses free speech and illegal immigration.


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LET'S HEAR ABOUT THAT ONE LATER
ON.
>>> NOW THEN, ANOTHER BIG STORY.
ACTING HOMELAND SECURITY
SECRETARY KEVIN McALEENAN LEFT
AN IMMIGRATION POLICY CONFERENCE
IN GEORGETOWN, AT GEORGETOWN
UNIVERSITY, THE LAW SCHOOL.
HE DIDN'T SPEAK.
PROTESTERS JUST SHOUTED HIM
DOWN.
WATCH THIS.
>> THIS ABILITY TO ADDRESS
LARGE-SCALE IMMIGRATION --
[ SHOUTING ]
OKAY.
THANK YOU.
STUART: HE TRIED THREE TIMES,
WOULDN'T LET HIM SPEAK.
THE SECRETARY JOINS US NOW.
MR. SECRETARY, WE WERE APPALLED
ON THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE IT LOOKS
TO US LIKE ADMINISTRATION
OFFICIALS CANNOT SPEAK IN
PUBLIC.
THEY CANNOT DEBATE IN PUBLIC.
WHAT SAY YOU?
>> THANKS, STUART.
THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS ON THAT
ISSUE.
YOU KNOW, IT'S UNFORTUNATE.
WE HAD A LOT TO SHARE WITH THAT
AUDIENCE.
IT'S KIND OF IRONIC THAT A GROUP
OF IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS,
ADVOCATES, AND I WAS GOING TO
CHALLENGE THEM ON HOW OUR SYSTEM
IS FAILING AND WHAT ASPECTS
AREN'T WORKING, BUT ALSO PROVIDE
AN UPDATE ON THE EFFORTS OF THE
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO ADDRESS
UNLAWFUL MIGRATION FLOWS AND HOW
WE'RE SUCCEEDING.
SO IT'S UNFORTUNATE THEY DIDN'T
WANT TO HAVE THAT DIALOGUE.
STUART: MR. SECRETARY, THEY
DON'T HAVE THE INTELLECTUAL
MATURITY TO MATCH UP TO YOU, AND
THAT'S A FACT.
LET'S GET TO THE SUBSTANTIVE
PART OF YOUR WORK AND YOUR JOB.
THERE HAS BEEN SOME CRITICISM
THAT MEXICO IS DOING ALL THE
HEAVY LIFTING AT THE BORDER,
THAT IN FACT THEY ARE INDIRECTLY
PAYING FOR THE WALL.
WHAT SAY YOU ON THAT?
>> I CAN SAY THAT OUR
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS HAVE
ACTUALLY BEEN ESSENTIAL TO THE
PROGRESS WE'VE MADE OVER THE
LAST FOUR MONTHS.
WE REDUCED UNLAWFUL CROSSINGS BY
65%, FAMILIES COMING FROM
CENTRAL AMERICA ARE DOWN 80%.
THAT WAS THE KEY DRIVER OF THE
CRISIS, AND THAT'S BECAUSE WE'VE
INSTILLED A NEW SENSE OF SHARED
RESPONSIBILITY IN THE REGION,
WITH MEXICO FIRST AND FOREMOST,
THEY ARE NOW SECURING THEIR
SOUTHERN BORDER.
THEY ARE GOING AFTER HUMAN
SMUGGLERS BASED ON INTELLIGENCE
FROM OUR INVESTIGATIVE AGENCIES
AND THE SAME THING'S HAPPENING
IN GUATEMALA, HONDURAS AND EL
SALVADOR.
REALLY, WHAT WE SEE IS THOSE
ADMINISTRATIONS STEP FORWARD AND
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR
MIGRATION FLOWS.
THAT'S UNPRECEDENTED IN THE
REGION.
IT'S DUE TO THE PRESIDENT'S
LEADERSHIP AND IT'S DUE TO SOME
LEADERS IN THESE COUNTRIES
STEPPING FORWARD AND SAYING WE
DO HAVE JOINT RESPONSIBILITY
HERE, LET'S GO AFTER THE HUMAN
SMUGGLERS THAT ARE PREYING ON
VULNERABLE PEOPLE.
STUART: LET'S GET RIGHT AT IT,
SIR.
IT'S A VERY ACTIVE BUSINESS DAY,
NEWS DAY, SO WE WILL KEEP THIS
SHORT BUT GIVE US A PROGRESS
REPORT ON, A, BUILDING THE WALL
AND B, KEEPING THE NUMBER OF
PEOPLE ARRESTED OR APPREHENDED
AT THE BORDER DOWN.
>> GREAT.
FIRST, WE HAVE DOUBLED THE
AMOUNT OF WALL BUILT IN THIS
ADMINISTRATION JUST IN THE LAST
FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS FOR OVER
71 MILES.
BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR WE WILL
BE BETWEEN 450 AND 500 MILES IN
PARTNERSHIP WITH D.O.D., THE
MILITARY.
WE ARE MAKING GREAT PROGRESS
THERE.
IN TERMS OF KEEPING THE NUMBERS
DOWN, COMBINED WITH OUR
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS WE
HAVE STREAMLINED OUR PROCEDURES
FOR REPATRIATING FAMILIES TO
CENTRAL AMERICA, SINGLE ADULTS
TO CENTRAL AMERICA AND MEXICO,
SO THAT WE DO NOT RELEASE PEOPLE
INTO THE U.S. TO WAIT FOR COURT
HEARINGS.
THAT'S BEEN A HUGE IMPACT AND WE
ARE GOING TO SEE CONTINUED
ABILITY TO CONTROL THAT FLOW
FROM THESE INITIATIVES.
STUART: MR. SECRETARY, THANK YOU
VERY MUCH FOR BEING ON THE

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