In a recent interview, a Republican senator proposed a new way to fund the border wall. He has a legislative path to make it a reality. If it all goes through, Trump’s wall could be funded in no time.
We know that the Southern border will never be secure. A least, not until we have a permanent border wall.
Coyotes—the people who sneak across the border—laugh at our current measures. Some parts of the border are completely unguarded. Others have flimsy fencing or easily-climbable barriers. Border Patrol does not have enough manpower to guard it all.
Despite this, Congress refuses to act. Even with many Republicans in both chambers, they are not funding Trump’s biggest promise. It seems like many conservatives don’t really want to end illegal immigration. Almost as if, they are part of the swamp.
Funding for the wall has slowed to a stop. It’s clear that Congress will not allocate money to get the building started. That shouldn’t be a problem though. After all, Trump promised Mexico would pay for the wall. Their government is equally unwilling to help.
A new strategy has emerged, thanks to a senator. If passed, it will ensure significant funds are funneled to the border wall.
Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) says we should fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall using money confiscated from Mexican cartels.
“The cartels move about 110 billion dollars a year from the United States to Mexico,” the Louisiana senator explained to Breitbart News Sunday host Amanda House. “If we can stop that, confiscate that money, we can use cartel money to build the wall. It won’t be the Mexican government, it’ll be the Mexican cartels [paying for the wall], and that’s probably the better party to build it.”
Cassidy introduced an amendment this year that would crack down on drug traffickers laundering money across the southern American border. The American government could then use the seized funds for increased border security and to build President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
There are precious few lawmakers that could openly oppose this measure. How could they explain that? Are they trying to protect vile drug cartels?
Mexico would be opposed to this seizure of funds. There is plenty of evidence that top officials collude with the cartels. Some of that money goes into their pockets. But they have no say in what America does.
Much of the delay in building the wall has been about funds. Democrats and some Republicans don’t want to use billions of U.S. tax dollars to fund the project. Okay. Then this plan should have everyone on board. This money will be taken from criminals. They have no right to it. Using it to build security against them would be pretty appropriate. Why not?
The only politicians against such a move are people who don’t want the wall at all. They have to openly explain to the public that they’d rather let drug dealers and terrorists enter America, than have a secure border. For all their “resistance,” Democrats are too cowardly to admit that.
If this amendment goes through, they’ll have to support it. Or, be branded as an ally to criminals.