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    GOP Says Trump Will Ask Congress, Not Mexico, to Pay For Border Wall

    Sources: Trump will ask Congress, not Mexico, to pay for border wall

    Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has signaled to congressional Republican leaders that the President-elect's preference is to fund the border wall through the appropriations process as soon as April, according to House Republican officials.

    The move would break a key campaign promise when Trump repeatedly said he would force Mexico to pay for the construction of the wall along the border.

    The Trump team argues it will have the authority through a Bush-era 2006 law to build the wall, lawmakers say, but it lacks the money to do so. Transition officials have told House GOP leaders in private meetings they'd like to pay for the wall in the funding bill, a senior House GOP source said.

    "It was not done in the Obama administration, so by funding the authorization that's already happened a decade ago, we could start the process of meeting Mr. Trump's campaign pledge to secure the border," Indiana Republican Rep. Luke Messer said on Thursday.

    Messer admitted it's "big dollars, but it's a question of priorities." He pointed to a border security bill that Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul proposed last year that cost roughly $10 billion.

    Republicans point out that then-Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton voted for the 2006 bill and argued that since Democrats backed that bill, they should support efforts to fund the current effort.
    The thinking behind the strategy is that it is harder for Democrats to filibuster spending bills because of the high stakes involved if they fail to pass in timeBlack Caucus launches longshot effort to derail Sessions' nomination as attorney general"Democrats may well find themselves in the position to shut down all of government to stop the buildout of a wall, or of a barrier, or of a fence," Messer said.If Mexico refuses to pay for the wall the GOP could add billions of dollars into the spending bill that needs to pass by April 28 to keep the government open. But doing so would force a showdown with Senate Democrats and potentially threaten a government shutdown.No decisions have been made, GOP sources saidRep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the No. 3 Republican in the House leadership, declined to say Thursday if Congress would pay for the wallWe want President Trump to have all the tools he needs to build the wall," Scalise said. "We're in talks with him on the details of it as they're still putting together their team. We still got a few months before there's another funding bill that's going to move. We're going to work with him to make sure we can get it done. We want to build a wall. He wants to build a wall.
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    Is building a wall even possible though?
    Don't parts of that border have mountains and bodies of water?
    Also, how is a wall gonna stop anyone when over 90% of immigrants in the US get visas to go, FLY there, and just simply overstay their time ._. Is the wall gonna stop planes?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikamara View Post
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    Is building a wall even possible though?
    Don't parts of that border have mountains and bodies of water?
    Also, how is a wall gonna stop anyone when over 90% of immigrants in the US get visas to go, FLY there, and just simply overstay their time ._. Is the wall gonna stop planes?
    The wall can be built.

    But don't ask for things like logic to factor into what the wall can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Makenzye View Post
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    The wall can be built.

    But don't ask for things like logic to factor into what the wall can do.
    XD Who needs logic when you have walls


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    B-But, But Mexico will pay for the wall



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikamara View Post
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    Is building a wall even possible though?
    Don't parts of that border have mountains and bodies of water?
    Also, how is a wall gonna stop anyone when over 90% of immigrants in the US get visas to go, FLY there, and just simply overstay their time ._. Is the wall gonna stop planes?
    Trump wants to stop the cartels, drug trafficking from Mexico to USA.

    Why not help Mehico destroying them there from the border instead of building a wall lol

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    because hes obligated to build the wall due to his campaign


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex D. Boss View Post
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    B-But, But Mexico will pay for the wall



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    Trump wants to stop the cartels, drug trafficking from Mexico to USA.

    Why not help Mehico destroying them there from the border instead of building a wall lol
    You know drug cartels use planes too. They use small private aircrafts. Also they could just take a boat. The Pacific ocean and the atlantic ocean is right there XD


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