Remember how Mexico’s President laughed when Trump said that his country would pay for the wall? Well, jokes on him. A GOP Rep. Figured out how to do just that – the best part? They have NO choice!
A new bill that was introduced this week seeks to fund the border wall by fining Mexico and other nations for each illegal immigrant that enters the United States.
The “Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act” was introduced by Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona. It seeks to fine nations $2,000 for each of their citizens that cross our border illegally.
With 400,000 illegal immigrants being caught crossing the border annually, that is $800,000,000 per year towards the project.
he fine would be cut from their foreign aid and redirected towards funding the wall.
Additionally, the bill would impose a fee upon Americans who wire money to other countries and raise the fee for tourist’s I-94 forms from $6 to $25.
“Border security was one of the primary issues of the 2016 campaign. Americans believed us when we promised to build the wall, secure our border, and enforce our laws,” Biggs said in a statement about the bill.
In addition to funding the wall, the bill would restore overtime pay for Border Patrol at the same rate as all other DHS law enforcement agencies.
Andy Biggs’ Statment On His Website:
Today, Congressman Andy Biggs introduced the Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act. This bill fully funds, completes and pays for the border wall while giving Border Patrol agents the resources they need to do their jobs. Congressman Biggs issued the following statement:
“Border security was one of the primary issues of the 2016 campaign. Americans believed us when we promised to build the wall, secure our border, and enforce our laws.
He then lays out a full bullet point list of the benefits of deducting directly out of Mexico’s financial aid. Read that here.