Skip to comments.Call to tax Mexico $2,000 per illegal immigrant to pay for Trumpís wall
Posted on 08/08/2018 2:27:13 AM PDT by markomalley
A border lawmaker had drawn up a plan to pay for the wall in part by fining Mexico and other countries $2,000 for every illegal immigrant caught crossing into the United States.
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, who has made is mark on Washington in just his first term, is pushing a plan that includes the tax on illegals and other ways to pay for the border wall demanded by President Trump.
With up some 400,000 illegal immigrants being apprehended at the border yearly, his tax could raise $800 million a year. Immigration groups claim that an equal amount of illegal immigrants get into the U.S. annually.
The border wall could cost up to $25 billion.
The legislative proposal by Biggs, titled the Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act, also calls for full construction to begin next year and for some money go to the U.S. Border Patrol. It suggests these changes and taxes:
Other funding ideas have been pushed by the administration, including taxing money immigrants send home to family.
Said Biggs in a statement: Even with a Republican-controlled House and Senate, we have failed to secure the funds for the border wall. In the meantime, our Border Patrol agents suffer demoralizing losses of resources and personnel. Some in Congress view border security as leverage for an amnesty deal, but that would turn a crisis into a catastrophe.
This is why I introduced the Fund and Complete the Border Wall Act. We must keep our promises to the American people. We must fund, start, and complete the border wall without further delay. I encourage my colleagues to join me in support of this legislation.
I like the sound of that.
Since Mexico’s second highest source
of income (after oil)is the tax they put on money wired to families from the US...it’s reasonable.
Sounds good to me.
$2000 is not enough. Illigal labor is way for Made in Mexico to be loopholed made in America ezcaping tariffs
Sounds good - I’d make it $10000 for a first offence. If the same illegal gets caught a second time then double it, and double it again for each time after that: 20k, 40k, 80k, 160k etc etc
Initiate the tax
Take away Birthright Citizenship
End the refugee program, in its entirety, unless the US is directly responsible for their situation and ONLY after a Safe Place cannot be found/built.
EVerify w/ stiff penalties for employers.
Identify and locate all those using duplicate SSNs and pay a visit to their worksites/employers.
We won’t need a Border Wall, but it’d still be amazing to have.
Makes too much sense. Congress will never pass it. /s
“Penalizes foreign aid to Mexico and other countries by $2,000 for every illegal alien that is apprehended. The held back funds are redirected to the border wall fund.”
Why are we giving Mexico and “other countries” (I assume this means central and south America) foreign aid to begin with? Cut all aid, and build the wall. I have no desire to foreign nationals here, but why am I supporting them in their own country as well?
Why are we giving Mexico and other countries (I assume this means central and south America) foreign aid to begin with? Cut all aid, and build the wall. I have no desire to SUPPORT foreign nationals here, but why am I supporting them in their own country as well?
U.S. foreign aid to Mexico is only about $320 million a year in all aid. At that rate it would fund the wall...in 78 years.
Some nutty judge would stop that the second the ink dried.
At a minimum.
>>Charges a fee for all money transfers when receivers are outside the United States. Collected fees go to the border wall fund.<<
Dang, I thought that was low-hanging fruit for Trump to pluck Day One!
But it s easier and more permanent as legislation instead of EO. It is just SLOWER to implement.
"It's illegal because I say so". /
Why not also a 100% tax on fluorescent dash-top Jesus figurines..?
And tickets for blaring oom pah-pah music.
This is Great!
Far better to tax all cash transmissions/mailings (Western Union,US Mail,Fed Ex,etc) 10%...or more.
Yah,but a 25% tax on Mexican made cars,washing machines and TVs would pay for it in a couple of years.
and a 50% tax for all money orders or wires from CONUS to Mexico and 25% to Central American countries, 10% to S. America.
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