Republican House members have passed a Homeland security budget that includes $1.6 Billion to begin work on Trump’s border wall. House Democrats have vowed to fight the bill even if that means shutting down the government at the end of September. House Republicans are threatening to shut down the government if the bill doesn’t include the $1.6 Billion for the wall. From the WashingtonTimes.com:
GOP leaders said the $1.6 billion fully meets Mr. Trump’s request to begin wall construction, which includes 32 miles of new border fencing in Texas, 28 miles of levee wall along the Rio Grande Valley, also in Texas, and 14 miles of replacement fence in San Diego.
The bill also adds 500 new Border Patrol agents, 1,000 more agents and officers for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations in the interior, and provides enough money to maintain 44,000 detention beds. That’s a massive increase over the Obama years, and Trump officials said it will allow them to detain and deport illegal immigrants faster and with a higher success rate.
The GOP bill also calls for adding more than two dozen new jurisdictions to the 287(g) program which allows local police and sheriff’s deputies to be trained to enforce immigration laws.
House Democrats will fight hard against this but the reality is, Republicans have the votes in the House. Or they should have the votes if the whip can keep them in line.
It better be a solar wall hot enough to fry bacon and eggs. Bacon to keep out the Islamic terrorists. Eggs, preferably scrambled, for the American citizenry.
Here is a Fox News link. Trump wants to cut taxes for the rich, make me pay for a wall that he promised us Mexico would pay for, all with a $700 Billion deficit. And yet, the Republicans cannot agree on a budget that the law says was due in April. You cannot make this stuff up. Our government is wholly disfunctiontional.
There won’t be one nickel in any budget for any stupid wall. When will you people learn you’re being duped again? Not one nickel. I doubt there will be any budget this year anyhow. But, budget or not, not one nickel for any wall.
The Republicans in the Senate would never be able to get 50 votes for any wall. They cannot even get 40 to repeal Obamacare.
Mexico, pay for that Trump wall!
Good. Let the Dems shutdown the gov’t over the border wall. That’s going to seriously backfire.
It might even backfire enough for something CRAZY to happen…like Ed Gillespie might actually win an election.
1.6 Billion wow! $$$$$$$
Let’s ask does this bill have;
1) A E-Verify Requirement for employers?
b) how about the 1099?
2) a substantial penalty for hiring illegal aliens?
3) is there within this legislation is the Federal Government withholding States Unemployment funding until States end Employee Misclassification and prosecution of their unlicensed contractors?
So will I be *still able* to employ illegal aliens in Va by just issuing one 1099 to a illegal alien and he can cash the check and pay the rest. No I don’t have to file a copy of the 1099’s in Va.
Congressman Garrett should be able to assist in these shortcommings he was once a Va Senator.
So will a Governor Gillespie u demure this legislation by being ignorant to Govetnor McAuliffe’s current Executive Order 24 ?
Many loopholes for 1.6 billion not to much bang for the buck.
Its the federal gov’t, 1.6 billion is a rounding error.
And less illegal immigration = high ROI for the American people.
74 miles of fence at $1.6 Bn is $4,100 per foot. To fence small backyard (200 ft) it would cost $820,000. That seems a little steep.
It is. But check out the picture at the top of the article, we’re not talking about a standard 6 ft chain link fence.