'Bin Laden' stunt draws attention to Texas border security

Courtesy WFAA

The border fence in South Texas has always been a point of controversy, and a new video continues to stir that pot.

It's from Project Veritas, a conservative watchdog group. In it, founder James O'Keefe walks along the reinforced barrier with the sheriff of Hudspeth County until the fence ends... and barbed wire takes over.

He is then pictured kneeling on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande.

"Thousands of people have stood in my footsteps right now ... they've come from South America, Honduras, Guatemala, and they've all crossed the border," he says. "And if they can cross, anybody can cross. And I'm here today to ask you: Do you feel safe?"

As O'Keefe says those words, he dons an Osama bin Laden mask before wading through about 20 feet of water to reach the Texas side.

"O'Keefe was not confronted by a single member of U.S. Customs and Border Protection," the organization says on its website.

Project Veritas is known for producing secretly-recorded audio and video encounters with public figures with the goal of showing show abusive or fraudulent behavior.

The group's most recent videos claimed to show Affordable Care Act workers advising applicants to lie.


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