Despite the questions about the border wall, there are immigration policies that Trump proposed that Flake agrees with, like the crackdown on so-called “catch-and-release” deportations and so-called sanctuary cities.
Sen. Flake said while he doesn’t support Trump’s wall vision, he does believe the U.S. needs better barriers on its border with Mexico.
“That’s not the best use of money. The best use of money would be for bed space for detentions, for surveillance, for drones, for cameras, for stations, for operating bases, for border patrol but certainly not to put a wall everywhere,” Flake said.
Flake also slammed Trump’s proposal of stopping the flow of all refugees to the U.S. and indefinitely banning those fleeing war-torn Syria.
“I would have a problem with a blanket denial,” Flake said. “I hope we can continue to welcome refugees.”
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