One of the foundational promises that President Donald Trump has made was that he would build a wall and that Mexico would pay for it.
Now Rep. Mike Rogers has introduced a bill that could make that come true in an interesting way.
From Daily Caller:
Alabama Republican Rep. Mike Rogers introduced legislation this week that would require illegal immigrants to pay for the southern border wall.According to Al.com, the bill would charge a 2 percent fee on all wire transfers to the home country of illegal immigrants.“This 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,” Rogers said in a statement.
So illegal aliens, many of whom are Mexican, would effectively pay for the wall.
As Rogers notes, it would also create a continuing funding stream to maintain the wall.
Rep. Mo Brooks, who is also from Alabama, co-sponsored the bill. Brooks was the one who came up with the one sentence Obamacare repeal bill. Sounds like he has great clarity of purpose and mind.