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California farm leader says he has a funding fix for Trump's border wall (trunc)
CNBC ^ | Mar 13, 2018 | Jeff Daniels

Posted on 03/13/2018 10:59:39 AM PDT by 11th_VA

When President Donald Trump will visit the border wall prototypes Tuesday in San Diego County, he may have a favorite design in mind, but getting the votes in Congress to secure financing still remains a hurdle.

Then again, one California farm leader in the state's Central Valley — the biggest agricultural region where growers and ranchers have relied on immigrant labor for decades — has come up with what he thinks is a border wall funding solution. And it doesn't involve using American taxpayers' money or funds from Mexico's government.

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According to Cunha, raising money for the border wall would involve the following: First, the U.S. would allow roughly 8 million undocumented immigrants to have a path to citizenship by paying $1,000 apiece for three-year work authorization cards similar to those issued to DACA recipients. "So the president would have $8 billion earned in round one for the wall," Cunha said. Second, the 8 million immigrants in the third year could renew their status for a 10-year card for another $1,000, bringing in about another $8 billion in total fees. Cunha said the second fee round, however, could be increased to make it $1,500, or generating some $12 billion ...

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: buildthefence; california; daca; dreamact; dreamers; mexico
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Give them work permits for $1k but not citizenship ...
1 posted on 03/13/2018 10:59:39 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

The wall will pay for itself many times over because it will prevent cockroaches from getting our welfare or use our services.


2 posted on 03/13/2018 11:03:41 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist ( (Be Nice To Your Kids. They Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home))
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To: 11th_VA

Right, call it a “Stay out of Mexico” card. One arrest for anything bigger than jaywalking and on the deportation bus they go...


3 posted on 03/13/2018 11:04:23 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust Sessions. The Great Awakening is at hand...MAGA!)
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To: 11th_VA

Pardon my ignorance, but who controls where money made from the freshly imposed tariffs goes?


4 posted on 03/13/2018 11:06:16 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: bigbob

You have to earn your citizenship ,its not a gift to illegals. Go pick your own grapes.


5 posted on 03/13/2018 11:08:26 AM PDT by spincaster
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To: rightwingcrazy

A little entity known as congress...


6 posted on 03/13/2018 11:13:51 AM PDT by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill.)
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To: WayneS

8 million of them? There’s even more? A family of 4 comes up with $4k? Make their employers come up with the cash.


7 posted on 03/13/2018 11:21:07 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: 11th_VA

First off, $1000 is far too cheap. To start with 10% of income per year with Weekly monitoring and drug checks for 20 years. Then you are first in line.

guess we could make that tax deductible.


8 posted on 03/13/2018 11:23:41 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is what I read in the papers.)
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To: 11th_VA

No!

We’re not legalizing them for a thousand bucks.

They’re costing us far more than that each year they are here.

Send them home.

Allow them to work here seasonally with the farmers.

Families stay home in Mexico.


9 posted on 03/13/2018 11:27:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: 11th_VA

i think i’d rather charge them $3K for a one year work permit, then build the wall, then deport them all.. .Subsequent work permits could include over-witholding taxes which could be returned when they exit.


10 posted on 03/13/2018 11:34:12 AM PDT by CarolinaReaganFan
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To: spincaster
You have to earn your citizenship, its not a gift to illegals. Go pick your own grapes.

Better yet use these.


Pellenc Optimum Grape Harvester

11 posted on 03/13/2018 11:35:35 AM PDT by itsahoot (There will be division, as long as there is money to be divided.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Why not just impose a 95% tax on all international wire transfers or money orders. Then they can make their own decision to stayand pay or just up and leave.


12 posted on 03/13/2018 11:40:41 AM PDT by shotgun
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Fine. But put the 8 million (more like 50 million) illegals on the Mexican side of the wall after it’s built.


13 posted on 03/13/2018 11:41:26 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (No DACA Caca....Send the Nightmares home. "Americans are Dreamers, too." President Trump)
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Give them work permits for $1k but not citizenship ...

I'll vote for that, but I'd make it an annual renewal, and be subject to revocation upon any criminal conviction.

14 posted on 03/13/2018 11:41:36 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

When I joined the pipefitters union, UA, it cost me 100 hours of journeyman wages, which at the time was $28/hour.


15 posted on 03/13/2018 11:42:54 AM PDT by shotgun
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Okay. That helps solve the Southern Border illegals. I guess
some form of this process could be applied to those coming in
from The Far East - Asia regions. These now equal or surpass
the Southern Border illegals or so it is said.


16 posted on 03/13/2018 11:45:04 AM PDT by deport
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To: rightwingcrazy

It goes into the general fund. Then Lucy pulls the football away.


17 posted on 03/13/2018 11:47:54 AM PDT by SecAmndmt (Arm yourselves!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

I think we’ve all known for a long time that the media’s 12 mil illegals was a bogus number. i’m not sure about your 50 mil tho. Has anyone seen a credible estimate (not saying 50 isn’t,love to see source data) of that number within the past two years or so?


18 posted on 03/13/2018 11:51:40 AM PDT by CarolinaReaganFan
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To: 11th_VA

I would add a $10 fee to everyone crossing the Mexican boarder. Apparently 42 million crossings.

https://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/31/us/us-mexico-pedestrian-bridges/index.html


19 posted on 03/13/2018 11:54:35 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: CarolinaReaganFan

That’s just it....no one knows how many illegals there are in the U.S.

I’ve heard 30 million, 40 million, and more. That “11 million” number has been tossed around since the 1990’s....yet everyday, more illegals come here. And more “student” visas expire every day, which is another source of illegal aliens.

I live in Maine, and they are here, too. Not the same numbers of illegals as California or Arizona, but Maine is about as far as you can get from the Mexican border without being in Alaska or Hawaii.

Then there are those “services” for pregnant woman in China who come to Hawaii, California or other U.S. locals to give birth to their babies. Instant American citizenship for the anchor baby. The owners of these businesses charge $45,000 and more for their “services.”

I’ve heard of a similar business bringing Russian women to Florida to give birth.

Illegal immigration and birthright citizenship must end.


20 posted on 03/13/2018 12:01:40 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (No DACA Caca....Send the Nightmares home. "Americans are Dreamers, too." President Trump)
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