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Call to tax Mexico $2,000 per illegal immigrant to pay for Trumpís wall
Washington Examiner ^ | 8/7/18 | Paul Bedard

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.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Florida; US: New Mexico; US: New York; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: andybiggs; arizona; buildthefence; california; daca; dreamact; dreamers; florida; hr6657; mattgaetz; mexico; newmexico; newyork; paulgosar; ralphnorman; scottdesjarlais; southcarolina; tennessee; texas
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1 posted on 08/08/2018 2:27:13 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I like the sound of that.


2 posted on 08/08/2018 2:34:03 AM PDT by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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To: markomalley

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.


3 posted on 08/08/2018 2:36:06 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: markomalley

Sounds good to me.


4 posted on 08/08/2018 2:36:49 AM PDT by gattaca ("Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives." Ronald Reagan)
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To: markomalley

$2000 is not enough. Illigal labor is way for Made in Mexico to be loopholed made in America ezcaping tariffs


5 posted on 08/08/2018 2:42:58 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: markomalley

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


6 posted on 08/08/2018 2:43:07 AM PDT by Mr Radical (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: markomalley

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.


7 posted on 08/08/2018 2:45:58 AM PDT by qaz123
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To: markomalley

Makes too much sense. Congress will never pass it. /s


8 posted on 08/08/2018 2:46:11 AM PDT by Boomer (Leftism is the Mental/Moral Equivalent of End Stage Cancer)
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To: markomalley

“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.”
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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?


9 posted on 08/08/2018 3:26:38 AM PDT by Bubba Gump Shrimp (A Liberal is someone who cannot accept that there is a Law of Unintended Consequences)
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correction:

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?


10 posted on 08/08/2018 3:27:47 AM PDT by Bubba Gump Shrimp (A Liberal is someone who cannot accept that there is a Law of Unintended Consequences)
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To: markomalley
With up some 400,000 illegal immigrants being apprehended at the border yearly, his tax could raise $800 million a year.

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.

11 posted on 08/08/2018 3:41:18 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Bubba Gump Shrimp

Some nutty judge would stop that the second the ink dried.


12 posted on 08/08/2018 3:49:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Trump/Hunter, jr for President/Vice President 2016)
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To: markomalley

At a minimum.


13 posted on 08/08/2018 3:59:10 AM PDT by ealgeone
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>>Charges a fee for all money transfers when receivers are outside the United States. Collected fees go to the border wall fund.<<

FINALLY!!!

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.


14 posted on 08/08/2018 4:00:28 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Trump is such a liar. He said we'd be tired from all this winning" (/dfwgator 7/27/18))
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Some nutty judge would stop that the second the ink dried.

"It's illegal because I say so". /

15 posted on 08/08/2018 4:00:56 AM PDT by Does so (No mention of "Brown Shirts" on this page?)
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To: markomalley

Why not also a 100% tax on fluorescent dash-top Jesus figurines..?

And tickets for blaring oom pah-pah music.


16 posted on 08/08/2018 4:04:57 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: markomalley

This is Great!

About time.


17 posted on 08/08/2018 4:41:35 AM PDT by JPJones (More tariffs, less income tax.)
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To: markomalley
Not really a realistic plan.All that the 3rd World cesspools south of us would have to do is claim that "X" number of American tourists entering their territory did so in violation of their laws and fine us $100 million pesos for each one.

Far better to tax all cash transmissions/mailings (Western Union,US Mail,Fed Ex,etc) 10%...or more.

18 posted on 08/08/2018 4:44:47 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: DoodleDawg
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.

Yah,but a 25% tax on Mexican made cars,washing machines and TVs would pay for it in a couple of years.

19 posted on 08/08/2018 4:47:05 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: markomalley

and a 50% tax for all money orders or wires from CONUS to Mexico and 25% to Central American countries, 10% to S. America.


20 posted on 08/08/2018 4:59:06 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Quit calling them liberals, progs, socialists, or democrats. Call them what they are: COMMUNISTS!!!!)
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