Americans know that we need a wall. The world knows we need a wall. Everyone has seen how Mexico has done their very level best to take advantage of the United States and the systems we have set in place for the poor.
But the problem has become, who is going to pay for the wall? Ideally, Mexico should be paying for the wall, since they are the ones abusing the system, but they are currently giving President Trump the middle finger. The next logical choice would be the United States, but our budget is so bloated right now with the RINOs in charge, it’s looking less likely.
However, Senator Ted Cruz has come up with an amazing plan that will not only pay for the wall, but will also not require a cent of American taxpayers’ hard-earned money. The icing on the cake is that it is the ultimate in poetic justice. He is going to take drug cartel money that was seized by our federal government and use it to build the wall.
From Fox News:
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that “there’s a justice” to his proposal that money seized from drug cartel capos be used to pay for President Trump’s promised border wall.
“These drug cartels are the ones crossing the border with impunity, smuggling drugs, smuggling narcotics, engaged in human trafficking,” the Republican told host Tucker Carlson. “They’re the ones violating our laws and it’s only fitting that their ill-gotten gains fund securing the border.”
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Federal prosecutors are looking to seize $14 billion in drug profits from the Sinaloa Cartel leader, who is facing trial in the U.S. on a multitude of federal charges.
“Now, it so happens, coincidentally, that the estimated cost of the wall is between $14-20 billion,” Cruz said. “So, the legislation I filed yesterday was very simple.”
On Monday, Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act.
“It said any proceeds that are forfeited from El Chapo and from other drugs lords shall be spent building the wall and securing the border,” said Cruz, who also praised the Trump administration for their willingness to enforce immigration laws.
“I visited with about 150 Border Patrol agents [in January],” Cruz said. “The relief these men and women had at the election results, it was palpable … And I asked the agents, ‘What’s changed?’ And they said, ‘The only thing that’s changed is the cartels understand now we have an administration that will enforce the law.’ That matters.”
This plan would serve a dual function: it would create a wall that would hinder illegal immigration, and it would ensure that drug cartels would stop their smuggling efforts, for fear of getting caught.
Well done, Senator Cruz! What a way to support President Trump’s goal in creating a wall!
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Source: Fox News