People often argue that the wall Trump promised to build was never going to happen. But it has already taken several steps toward reality.
Now, leftists have arrived at the realization that President Trump, combined with a Republican Congress, are going to accomplish exactly what Democrats mocked on the campaign trail.
The Washington Times:
“A group of House Republicans on Thursday introduced the first major bill to fund President Trump’s border wall, saying the government could collect billions of dollars by imposing a 2 percent fee on all the money Mexicans and other immigrants send back home.“
The funds from this are no small amount, either.
“Estimates vary, but remittances from those in the U.S. to their relatives back home could top $130 billion a year. A 2 percent tax could net more than $2 billion a year…“
An author of the bill explains:
“‘The bill is simple – anyone who sends their money to countries that benefit from our porous borders and illegal immigration should be responsible for providing some of the funds needed to complete the wall,’ Rep. Mike Rogers, Alabama Republican, said in a statement.
‘The bill keeps money in the American economy, and most importantly, it creates a funding stream to build the wall.’”