President Donald Trump tamped down expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he wants to build his U.S.-Mexico border wall as a three-week impasse closing parts of the government continued on Friday.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was among those who met with President Donald Trump Friday at the White House to discuss border security and building some sort of wall or barrier at the U.S. southern border with Mexico.
Landry, a Republican who is an advocate of the president’s wall and who has been critical of what’s known as “sanctuary cities,” said he told the president a border without a wall is like a house with no front door.
“I don’t care if you have drones or motion detectors or any other security. If you don’t have a front door, the criminals are going to come into your house,” Landry said.