De republikanske majoritetslederne i både Senatet og Huset har nå gitt offisielle tilslutninger til fullfinansiering av «Muren» på grensen mellom USA og Mexico.
MAJORITETSLEDER i SENATET, MITCH MCCONNEL: ..we’re committed to helping the president try to get the wall funding.
AP BYRÅSJEF JULIE PACE: What level of funding would you be comfortable with for a border wall?
MCCONNEL: Well, we’re going to try to help him get what he’s looking for.
Intervju i Breitbart om hans lovforslag (bill) ved navn Build the Wall, Enforce the Law Act:
MAJORITETSLEDER I REPRESESENTANTENES HUS, KEVIN MCCARTHY: «For decades, America’s inability to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration has encouraged millions to undertake a dangerous journey to come here in violation of our laws and created a huge loophole to the legal channels to the immigration process where America welcomes immigrants to our country,” McCarthy said in a statement to Breitbart News.
“President Trump’s election was a wakeup call to Washington. The American people want us to build the wall and enforce the law. Maintaining strong borders is one of the basic responsibilities of any nation. For too long, America has failed in this responsibility.»
Imens har reparasjoner OG nybygg av fysiske grensebarriærer allerede lenge pågått via andre finansieringskilder.
(Å insistere på at Trump’s «Build The Wall» -løfte nødvendigvis må bety en type Den Kinesiske- eller annen stein- eller betongmur er barnslig kverulering.)
Til og med sosialist-blekka Vox innrømmer dette:
VOX: No, seriously, the Trump administration is building a wall
Trump’s wall has become a punchline. It’s also happening.
..The process of building a wall started weeks after the inauguration, when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) put out requests for contractors to submit bids on two different projects.
One was for a border wall made of concrete, and the other was for a border wall made of “other materials”; the latter had to be something that border patrol agents would be able to see through. (When Trump alluded to the wall needing to be “see-through,” he was mocked widely, but he was actually echoing a demand made by border patrol agents themselves.)
In April, submissions closed; as many as 450 companies submitted bids..