Friday, March 31, 2017

Border wall funding solved: GOP pushes for 2% fee on money immigrants send home

Via Billy

A group of House Republicans on Thursday introduced the first major bill to fund President Trump’s border wall, saying the government could collect billions of dollars by imposing a 2 percent fee on all the money Mexicans and other immigrants send back home.

Estimates vary, but remittances from those in the U.S. to their relatives back home could top $130 billion a year. A 2 percent tax could net more than $2 billion a year if it applied to all money regardless of who’s sending it.

“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,” Rep. Mike Rogers, Alabama Republican, said in a statement. “This bill keeps money in the American economy, and most importantly, it creates a funding stream to build the wall.”

Mr. Rogers and Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania are leading the effort.


  1. Trump is freaking superhero. This is why I don't really care about the healthcare so much.

    E-verify is of course more important than the wall though. I really don't care hugely about the wall itself. Also, welfare benefits need to be removed for illegals.

    If I had a choice between wall and the other things, I'd choose the latter.

    1. welfare benefits need to be removed for illegals.

      & illegals crossing the border have already been contained a good bit just because of the news.

  2. It should be illegal for ANYONE not an American citizen to receive any welfare benefits. I don't care if you are in this country legally or illegally. If you are not a citizen you are not entitled to benefits. If charities want to give, I'm fine with that. But not the government.