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Old 09-25-2018, 02:05 PM
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A good way to get funding to build the wall would be to add a fee to all money being transferred from the US to Mexico. This way Trump would fulfill another promise, to have Mexico pay for the wall. Also, any foreign aid we irresponsibly give to Mexico should be diverted to funding the wall.
Agreed. Mexico has an obligation to protect the border as well. They do so on their southern border by accepting bribes from Coyotes bringing people in so long as their final destination is the USA.

But on their northern border they do not worry about Americans sneaking in to enjoy the benefits of a Mexican welfare system. Mostly because Americans could not do that if they wanted to. That said however, Mexico should try and protect their relations with the USA by eliminating the criminal activities on their side of the line.

They can't, and they won't, because the Mexican government IS the much of the criminal activity on their side of the line.

Build the wall. Or... more effectively and cheaper...; incarcerate any who come across or aid those who come across. That should include "EMPLOYERS."

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How's it lookin' odds-wise for the entire wall to be approve and funded? Is this gonna be somethin' libs refuse to do and fight Trump to the bitter end? Do conservatives have the numbers to get this done?
If Democrats take control of the House they will control the appropriations process. Expect Democrats to focus on impeachment and little else.
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Hopefully this is just a start and its actually a good wall. Not the ****ty fence that previous administrations put up to give the appearance of cracking down on illegal crossings.
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If anyone on the left needs to know why a wall is needed, read the following article.

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Local authorities eventually confirmed that 273 corpses had been dumped in the trailer after the relentless pace of violent crime left the local morgue without any space for new arrivals. For nearly two weeks, the truck had been drifting around the suburban hinterland of Mexico’s second city.

As the scandal escalated, Jalisco officials were forced to admit that they had been using stationary trailers to store bodies for at least two years.

The macabre discovery came on the country’s national holiday, and seemed to offer a damning comment on the state of the nation: in the 12 years since Mexico launched its militarised war on drugs, more than 200,000 people have died and another 35,000 gone missing.
It would make sense to keep that level of violence out of this country.

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