It is looking like funding for Trump’s signature border wall may not be included in the current budget which is being hashed out on Capitol Hill. This would mean that the next opportunity to request funding for the wall would not come until sometime in the fall, or after. There remains no guarantee that it will pass at a later date.
Chants of “Build that Wall!” echoed throughout rallies and streets during the 2016 presidential election and it is safe to say for some people, a vote for Trump meant a vote for the wall. For others, just the sentiment of increased security and a commitment to enforcing immigration laws already on the books is reason enough to have supported Trump.
Immigration experts like our own Dennis Michael Lynch say the wall would be a welcomed improvement, but it is not the key to stopping illegal immigration. He notes that more than 50% of the illegal aliens in the U.S. are here on a visa violation. He also notes that cutting off the incentive to come and stay here illegally is the key measure to take. For example, cutting off the jobs magnet will keep people from coming, DML has said.
He defends this statement by pointing to the decrease in the numbers of people coming across the border since Trump took office. “There is no wall built, but just the promise of enforcing the law is keeping people out,” said DML on a recent episode of “The Truth.” He also believes the way to stop drug cartels is by cutting off their money supply: “The banks and Congress are turning a blind eye, and that’s why the drugs continue to flow. A wall will not stop the cartels.”
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