Asked about the possibility of trading a border wall for a deal granting amnesty to illegal alien “Dreamers,” Representative Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said he’s “very leery of these types of promises,” until he’s seen “actual performance.”
During an interview with Fox News on Thursday, host Jon Scott asked Biggs if he’d support “trading some kind of border construction for a deal on the dreamers, the DACA [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] kids.”
Biggs expressed skepticism, based on past experiences where he’s kept his part of a deal only to be let down by those on the other side of the aisle:
“Well, I’m very sketchy, I’m very leery of these types of promises until I’ve seen actual performance.
“I’m tired of performing my end of the bargain, while I wait for you to perform your end. So, I think most people, also - this is where there’s consensus, as well - where you have to build the wall first, increase border security, and by the way, that’s about a 33 billion dollar nut to crack right there."
“But, that is worthwhile and that’s what we promised the American people when we Republicans said ‘vote for us trust us with border security,’” Rep. Biggs said.
The congressman's comments followed his participation in last Thursday’s House Republican conference meeting. The meeting was convened to help direct House Republicans on how to proceed with Immigration legislation, but failed to generate consensus.