Trump Effect: Immigration, the Border Wall, and a $14 Billion Fix?

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As the Daily Business News covered recently, President Donald Trump’s first 100 days have been a whirlwind of movement, including doubling down on his promises for immigration and building the border wall.

At the heart of the conversation about building the wall is the cost, estimated to be $28 billion. While that price has raised blood pressure for some in Washington, Texas Senator Ted Cruz believes he has a solution.

According to the Washington Examiner, the Texas Republican wants the billions of dollars confiscated from an infamous Mexican drug lord to finance the construction of the border wall.

Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” said Cruz, who unveiled the El Chapo Act yesterday, named after the drug kingpin who was extradited to the United States in January.

Sen. Ted Cruz. Credit: Washington Examiner.

The proposed bill would provide the $14 billion dollars that is subject to confiscation from El Chapo, in addition to money taken from drug kingpins arrested in future cases.

Having the money seized from Mexican drug cartels would mean that the bad Mexicans would end up paying for the wall, and the bad Mexicans have been terrorizing the good Mexicans with crime and kidnappings and murders within Mexico itself,” said Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. (R-Wis.)

Saying that we’re going to have the Mexican drug cartels end up paying for the wall, that may very well be something that is powerful enough to get the institutional inertia in the Senate overcome.”


Ranchers See Results

Arizona ranchers John Ladd and Fred Davis say that since President Trump has taken office, they’ve seen results.

Appearing on Fox & Friends yesterday, Ladd said border crossings by illegal aliens have decreased 90% to 95% since Donald Trump took office, and also shared that he estimates that 500,000 illegals have crossed his property over the last 30 years.

All the communities that I know about, all the cities along the border, already have high fences,” said Davis.

Where the wall is necessary is in a lot of the outlying areas that still only have a four-wire barbed-wire fence between Mexico and us.”

The Washington Post has also reported that arrests of illegal immigrants jumped 32.6 percent from January 20th through mid-March from the same period one year ago.


MH Housing Moves Front and Center to Solve Problems

In addition to solving the challenge of illegal immigration, President Trump is also working to solve the challenges of job creation and affordable housing.

MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach covered this recently in his Inside the MH Road Show video interview with MHARR adviser and former association leader Danny Ghorbani, and current MHARR President and CEO M. Mark Weiss, JD, below.

Well, let me put it to you this way, if this industry was to create a person to put in the White House for betterment of our industry and consumer, they could not have come up with a better person than President Trump,” said Ghorbani.

If this industry, by the time he’s done 4 years, or hopefully 8 years, if this industry does not advance the way it should, the way it must in Washington, I hate to say this, the industry has dropped the ball.”

Manufactured housing is the private sector solution to affordable housing, without costing government subsidies. And we can supply that need,” said Weiss.

We just need to be unshackled from excessive regulations, in order to pursue our full potential.”

For more on President Trump’s first 100 days, click here. ##


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RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews

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