Similar to 2016, President Trump’s platform in 2020 includes improving border security. Throughout his first term he has met with Border Patrol agents on multiple occasions, including Tucson Sector agent Art Del Cueto. Del Cueto serves as vice president and spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council. He sat down with Lorraine Rivera to discuss what his meetings with the president have entailed and how that feedback has helped shape the Trump administration’s agenda.
“We’re very thorough and we explain exactly what the needs are. Sometimes it’s frustrating because I know agents come back and say, ‘Well we needed this, we needed that.’ But there’s also Congress in the way,” Del Cueto said.