Companies are now submitting proposals to construct President Trump’s promised wall along the Mexican border.
About 500 companies signed up to bid and designs are due to the Department of Homeland Security by next week, William La Jeunesse reported.
The White House has released preliminary guidelines for the wall, which must be 30 feet high while looking imposing from the Mexican side and aesthetically pleasing from the U.S.
All those bleeding heart liberals who think we should just let everyone in no matter what are de facto condoning homicide, aggravated sexual abuse, sexual assault of a minor, lewd and lascivious acts with a child, indecent liberties with a minor, drug trafficking, assault and battery, DUI, and illegal weapons.
That’s the list of crimes for which 75% of the 680 illegals ICE rounded up last week have been CONVICTED.
A veterinarian who lives on the southern border recounts his personal experiences with drug and human traffickers. His testimony is compelling and heart-breaking.
He asked Pelosi one question, which was, “Will you cooperate with President Trump to build a wall, hire more border patrol, and end sanctuary cities?”
Pelosi’s rambling response adds up to, “Hell, no.” Her reasons are nonsense and, frankly, insulting to the gentleman’s real life problems.
Trump’s order to start building the wall is not by-passing Congress. Back in 2006, Congress passed a law authorizing the construction of 700 miles of fencing along the southern border, as well as additional lights, cameras and sensors to enhance security.
Then, Democrats got control of Congress a few months later and put an amendment into a 2008 spending bill that took all the teeth out of the 2006 law.
IOW, Democrats buried an unpopular measure they wanted inside a spending bill so they could avoid standing up and taking responsibility for blocking something Americans want done.
But, and this is a big but, the original law was never repealed. Congress doesn’t have to pass a new law to begin construction. All they have to do is package the funds necessary to build the original and substantial law into a massive spending bill.
Democrats would have a politically hard time blocking construction, since it would require them to block the spending bill and shut down the government, something they mocked Republicans for doing in the past.
Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton all voted for the 2006 law. So did Chuck Schumer and a whole host of other Democrats in the House and Senate, many of whom are still in Congress.
President Trump has said the wall will be from 35 to 50 feet high and made of pre-cast concrete. He also plans to figure out a way to make Mexico pay for it.
Mexico’s President Nieto didn’t like Trump’s executive orders about immigration and the border wall, so early on Thursday, he canceled their upcoming meeting.
He tweeted, “We have informed the White House that I will not attend the working meeting planned for next Tuesday with @POTUS. Mexico reiterates its willingness to work with the United States to reach agreements that favor both nations.”
Ummmmmmmmmm … you’re willing to work with the U.S., but you aren’t willing to work with POTUS?
Unfortunately for Mexico, President Nieto’s position did not sit well with the global currency market.
As of about noon ET on Thursday, the peso had dropped more than a whole percentage point against the U.S. dollar, exchanging at a rate of roughly 21.31 pesos to the dollar
I googled today at 8:43 am. It’s now 21.1 pesos to the dollar.