Do you think Trumps "plan" he released for funding the wall is possible?
While I am not a Trump fan I do think we need something done about illegal immigration. Trump released his plan and part of it included stopping wire transfers to Mexicans. Since it is commonly known Mexican illegal immigrants often wire funds back to family, do you think a threat to stop that would encourage Mexico to pay for the wall?
Not asking if you support Trump, I'm simply asking about his proposed ideas to stop illegal immigration.
I don't think any president should be given the power to garnish funds from a private company, such as Western Union, and use those funds for a project to be done by the National Guard or our military. It would certainly give our government powers it doesn't have now. It would be outright theft of funds from poor working people and would destroy Western Union as well.
Full disclosure: I'm a Kasich supporter.
It will not happen. Those payments are needed help to families living in Mexico. If anything, they help the standard of living for many of the poor. That's not the way to go about it. You can expand the Border Patrol, increase the use of technology and raise the standard of living in Mexico as well as throughout Central America. As long as they have substandard economic conditions, this problem will never go away. Mexico truly has a "1%" problem. Pressure on those governments as well as Marshall Plan-like aid is the only answer.
To my fellow Americans who are habitual drug users: your use of Mexican cocaine, heroin, and hash gives power to the cartels, killing thousands of innocent men, women and children every year throughout that country. Think about that. Time to get help.
We all understand the FACT that Interrupting "Wire Transfers" is Un-CONSTITUTIONAL, but like most CONservative Republicans, the "DONALD" couldn't Distinguish the U.S. Constitution from a Monetary "Contribution" from his Buddy Carl Icahn ~ Donald should spend his time a little MORE Patriotically like "INTERRUPTING" Congressional Republicans from OBSTRUCTING Minimum Wage Increases for Hard Working AMERICANs ~ Moreover, the ONLY Wall that will ever be BUILT between Mexico & the U.S. is the one constructed within Trump's Delicate Little Demented Cranium ~ Anyone who UNDERSTANDs the Facts, Clearly Understands a WALL can NEVER be Built in the REAL World for a NUMBER of Valid Reasons & the Trump Charade is just that ~
There you go again. Firing blanks with a lot of smoke
Well Brad, here's the FACTs ~ Interrupting Wire Transfers is indeed Un-Constitutional ~ The GREAT Wall in Trump's Head will NEVER be BUILT ~ CONservative Republicans are Vehemently Oppossed to Raising the Minimum Wage for Hard WORKING AMERICANs ~
What is your definition of a fact? The Patriot Act was unconstitutional because there was no congressional declared war, but that didn't stop it from taking effect.
The important part of the Trump Wall is that he has it as a campaign issue. The experienced incumbent politicians have been stalling on the wall for decades. During that time the cost of everything has gone up significantly, and that includes the wall. So the big objection is the cost of the wall which they have caused by their stalling.
The democrats don't want a wall as it reduces their potential future voters.
There is more than illegal immigrants that is reason for building the wall. There is a billion dollar illegal drug, human trafficking, and terrorists. The democrats focus on the illegal aliens and they cite discrimination. But, these illegal aliens are discriminating against all those aliens that go through the legal immigration process, and most of them get rejected because of the quotas. While, the illegal aliens merely cross the border, and they become de facto Americans with many of the benefits.
The drug issue won't go away no matter what the resolution of the illegal aliens. So the reasons for the wall still remain, and the cost of the wall has to be factored into the indirect costs of the de facto Americans like welfare, free education, free medical, and gang activity, the increase in crime due to the drugs coming into the country, There is also a significant number of weapons smuggled into the US across the border.
It took only 19 terrorists to successfully attack the most powerful country in the world. Not a single defensive move was accomplished by the US military. With the further and continued terrorist activity in the world today, how many terrorists is the threshold of being unsafe for the US and the people gaining access by crossing the US southern border?
MY point is that there are multiple reasons for the wall, but the left is making the people believe it is discrimination to put up a wall on Mexico. While, at the same time Mexico protects their southern border from people from Central America.
At the same time Illegal aliens from Mexico work here and send the money back to their families in Mexico. Shouldn't Mexico take care of their own people?
The wall won't work. They will just find another way to get into the country. Via Canada or our extensive coastline. Or do you thing we should just build a bubble over the entire USA?
NOT Only would a WALL equate to a MASSIVE Failure, it simply can't be Built according to the FACTs ~ Moreover, when "Drumpf" Trump was asked if he'd PARTITION Canada & the U.S. with another MASSIVE Concrete Structure he said NO ~ What? ~
While I agree with a good bit, I'm curious what your response to Austinstar's question. Is a wall on 1 border enough to make a real difference or will they just hop on a boat and come around, tunnel under, etc?
Annsalo - they are even using drones now to "cross the borders" and bring drugs in and money out. Does Trump plan to make the wall higher than drones are capable of scaling? And who is going to patrol this vast wall anyway? Not enough officers.
A Wall between Mexico & the U.S. would NEVER Work anyway unless it extends all the way EAST to Florida, Up through New England, then Westward to the NorthWest, then SOUTH Horizontally to the Pacific ~ It Won't be Built anyway for OBVIOUS Reasons.
Trump's wall is so totally OFF THE WALL as far as common sense goes that I can't believe the ignorance of people actually believing it could work. We already have a huge fence and thousands of border patrols. A wall is not going to make a difference.
Once AGAIN Tonight, "Drumpf" Trump is "DREAMING" of Digging Up the Remnants of Gen. Patton & McArthur to FIGHT a 21st Century Battle of Today with 1940's THINKING and we actually EXPECT this Brainless CON-man to know what a DRONE is?
It is a valid proposal, and certainly fair given that Mexico has a wall on ITS southern border and seizes people and property at will. They even have citizen's arrest of suspected illegal immigrants and laws that prohibiting legal immigrants from protesting on pain of deportation.
Easily. Especially if we cut down on on other federal programs. And Mexico will help pay for it with tariffs, taxes and tolls
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