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Retired U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter championed triple-layered fencing along San Diego’s border with Mexico and at least some Washington commentators claim it reduced illegal crossings.
Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer is one of them. He recently suggested in multiple columns that two border sections with triple fencing reduced infiltration by 92 percent.
Scott Lewis and I vetted this claim in the latest edition of Fact Check TV.
In the process, we broke the down the history of our region’s border fencing and explained a necessary caveat to consider whenever you hear claims about a drop in apprehensions at the border.
If you’re hungry for more Fact Check TV, you might also enjoy these recent episodes:
New episodes of Fact Check TV appear on NBC 7 San Diego every Friday during the 6 p.m. newscast and our website the following Monday. What should we feature on our next episode?