by Countable | Updated on 12.12.18
“This is our last chance to address illegal immigration before Democrats take over the House," the group said in a statement. "Republicans in Congress must fulfill our promise to the American people by building President Trump’s wall, ending catch and release, and securing our borders.”
“The president’s got a lot of leeway on all this. Under the Constitution, he has the right and duty to defend the nation and protect the borders and everything that goes with it,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), the Senate Appropriations Committee chairman who’d oversee Pentagon spending on a border wall.
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We have more important things to spend it on, health care and education for starters.
I don’t think it’s a good use of money right now. I think the money should go to Medicare, SS & health care for all.
This whole “wall” debate would be a lot more productive if the president would stop referring to it as a wall. It is just not economically feasible to build a true wall the length of the US/Mexico border. Asking for funds to improve border security is more inline with reality. But then again, our president does not deal in reality but rather over the top statements that are self-aggrandizing.
Yes please fund the wall! I support the president.
Stupid racist nonsense.
Many more important things to spend our money on!! Healthcare, displacement programs for veterans and immigrants, protecting our children from armed shooters. Most immigrants come by sea anyway! No we don’t want a completely pointless border wall that will waste American time, money and resources. Let’s open our eyes here.
Absolutely. Shovel ready job!
We need to make clear that you have to respect those who are here that came and are awaiting their turns
We don’t need a wall. We need to review immigration policies.
I would rather the money going towards the border wall go towards improving our education system, immigration reform (making the process less daunting), improving our infrastructure, etc.
I believe there are better ways to spend the money on border security that has been proven to work rather than building a wall that makes it harder, but not impossible to go through. If there's a will, there's a way
We need funding for border wall, and other efforts to fight illegal immigrants. We are a nation of laws. Don’t let individuals in to our nation that do not respect that.
A border wall is ridiculous thought up by someone who is just as ridiculous. That money can be better spent on education, healthcare, veterans and infrastructure
Absolutely not! We do not have the money to throw away on this utterly useless project. Our roads & Bridges need this money.
Elections have consequences. President Trump was elected to build the wall and so it should be. Not because President Trump wants it but because Americans want it.
No money pit environmental disaster monument to racism and xenophobia. No wall.
Fund the wall!
Fund the wall.
Build the Wall..... Secure the Border AND the Democratic Leftist still don’t understand WHY we must secure our porous Southern Border? WHY ONE MITE ASK? Simple If only the left would listen: 1: Stop ✋🏻 the illegals from entering our country. 2: Stop the flow of illegal Drugs crossing the border. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 12*12*18.....
We have bigger problems then finding a border which as part of his Campaign promises Mexico would fund that wall. Now he wants Americans to agree to a higher deficit to fund a 5 billion dollars wall. Let’s address the bigger issues.