The wall

cicerone imposter
Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 08:07 pm
I'm actually doing this for the newbies, and just hope facts are important to them. With politics, ya never know.
Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 09:34 pm
@cicerone imposter,
i think most people don't recognize what it's like to walk the path as if they're in somebody else's shoes, let alone walking 2,000 miles plus insurmountable odds of getting to a finish line. Only to be turned away because they're not the "right" kind of immigrant.

cicerone imposter
Reply Sat 11 May, 2019 09:37 pm
Also, being the victim of crime in their own country/city. How many parents would try to protect themselves and their children? The answer is simple, but many put blinders on. Not all places in the United States is safe, but escaping from a country where violence is common is reason enough to move elsewhere. Most of us are descendants of people who escaped from similar circumstances, or because of the lack of opportunity. The fact of the matter is, our country needs more immigrants. The birthrate of baby-boomers were historically low, and we now have an aging population without enough workers. Many countries are suffering the same fate; unless they let migrants into their country, their economy and caretakers will disappear. https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/431388-with-low-birth-rate-america-needs-future-migrants Building a wall is based on ignorance and racism.
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2019 10:29 am
Trump reportedly promised pardons to aides who break the law to build border wall by 2020 election
Kevin Breuninger

President Trump has told officials to take new measures in a redoubled effort to build his long-promised border wall before the 2020 election, The Washington Post reports.

Trump has assured them he will issue pardons if his aides have to break laws to get the project done, the Post reports, citing current and former officials involved with the project.

“Don’t worry, I’ll pardon you,” he reportedly said in response to legal concerns about the use of eminent domain and contracting procedures.
RT: Border wall fencing Mexico 190305

New bollard-style U.S.-Mexico border fencing is seen next to vehicle barriers in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, March 5, 2019.

Lucy Nicholson | Reuters
President Donald Trump has told his officials to take new measures in a redoubled effort to build his long-promised border wall before the 2020 election — and has assured that he will issue pardons if his aides have to break laws to get the project done, according to The Washington Post.

Current and former officials involved in the project told the newspaper that Trump has directed his officials to seize private land along the U.S.-Mexico border, ignore environmental regulations and quickly approve billions of dollars’ worth of construction contracts.

Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” along America’s southern border was a defining feature of his 2016 presidential campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton. He repeatedly claimed that Mexico would pay for the entire infrastructure project, and maintained that stance as president — even as he allowed the government to shut down in December after Democrats pushed back on a $5.7 billion proposal to fund it.

Those funds would have only built about 234 miles of wall, according to a Jan. 6 letter from the Office of Management and Budget — far less than Trump has said he wants to build.

At that time, Trump claimed the wall would be finished in two years. But experts have said that the project could take more than a decade to complete, and could cost tens of billions of dollars.

The president has asserted as recently as this month that the wall “is under major construction.” But of the nearly 2,000-mile border, only about 60 miles of barrier have been built, and all as a “replacement” for aging structures that had already been built, the Post reported.

In a July tweet, Trump said it was “Fake News” to suggest no “new” wall had been built.

“When an old Wall at the Southern Border, that is crumbling and falling over, built in an important section to keep out problems, is replaced with a brand new 30 foot high steel and concrete Wall, the Media says no new Wall has been built,” he complained. “Building lots of Wall!”

Trump has held regular meetings to try to speed up the project, and has waved off worries about possible legal violations, suggesting he would pardon officials who pushed forward regardless, according to the Post.

“Don’t worry, I’ll pardon you,” he reportedly said in response to legal concerns about the use of eminent domain and contracting procedures.

CNN reported months earlier that Trump told Customs and Border Protection chief Kevin McAleenan that he would be pardoned if he were found to have broken immigration laws. McAleenan is scheduled to travel to El Salvador on Wednesday to discuss immigration issues, according to a Homeland Security Department press release.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the Post’s report. But deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley, in a statement to the newspaper, said Trump “promised to secure our border with sane, rational immigration policies to make American communities safer, and that’s happening everywhere the wall is being built.”

The reported criticisms, Gidley said, are “just more fabrications by people who hate the fact the status quo, that has crippled this country for decades, is finally changing as President Trump is moving quicker than anyone in history to build the wall, secure the border and enact the very immigration policies the American people voted for.”

An anonymous White House official told the newspaper that the president is just joking when he makes such statements about pardons.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper reportedly approved the construction of 20 more miles of border wall Tuesday.
cicerone imposter
Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2019 02:32 pm
Trump is a psycho, and so are his supporters. Trump's racism and lies continues to live on within our country, because of people's total ignorance about the danger Trump posses to the world. https://www.newsweek.com/2017/10/06/trump-most-dangerous-man-world-psychologists-671182.html Also, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-time-cure/201709/the-dangerous-case-donald-trump
“We, the undersigned mental health professionals, believe in our professional judgment that Donald Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President of the United States. And we respectfully request he be removed from office, according to article 4 of the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the president will be replaced if he is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.’”
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