Exactly. First and foremost, the sovereignty of our country needs to be retained and secured, not bargained with. A wall/barrier needs to be erected protecting this country and its citizens. Secondly, illegal immigration and asylum need to be halted. Compromising on any of those will be counterproductive and detrimental to this country.
Unfortunately, Trump has already compromised by signing a bill allowing states to opt out of a barrier and allowing Mexico another year to get their act together.
Remember, Pelosi was willing to fund additional security at entry points. Yet, now they are discussing infrastructure? So, those entry point could very well be pay tolls/barriers in and out of this country for trade ... Infrastructure means highways, roads, bridges, etc. Again, raising the question of possibly a North American Union.
The wall is not going to happen. Parts of the wall are being built and repaired, but maybe strategically in design as he has allowed states to opt out which I see as a red flag. With states opting out, a complete border wall will not be erected. He has already compromised and he's already worked out a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada and is allowing Mexico another year to get it together. Meanwhile the invasion continues and I think he will eventually grant amnesty as they will provide the workforce he suggested is needed.
Donald is such a phony. If he really did know how to use the "Art of the Deal" he would hold everything Democrats want hostage until the border is secured.
'And I might add to fund those trillions for the infrastructure we need to stop the welfare to illegal immigrants. https://www.fairus.org/issue/publications-resources/fiscal-burden-illegal-immigration-united-states-taxpayers
How much it costs ICE to deport an undocumented immigrant
by Octavio Blanco @CNNMoney
April 13, 2017: 10:04 AM ET https://money.cnn.com/2017/04/13/news/economy/deportation-costs-undocumented-immigrant/index.html
How Much Do Illegal Immigrants REALLY Cost the United States?
A report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) cited several interesting statistics based on census data. Some of these facts may be familiar to long-time readersâ€¦ but I wanted each of you to know the enormous costs placed on the United Statesâ€¦
Our government continues to claim that the war on terror is bankrupting us. But what about these numbers? You do the mathâ€¦
$11 billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
Illegal households only pay about one-third the amount of federal taxes that non-illegal households pay.
Illegal households create a net fiscal deficit at the federal level of more than $10 billion a year. If given amnesty, this number could grow to more than $29 billion.
$1.9 billion dollars a year is spent on food-assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
$1.6 billion is spent on the federal prison and court system for illegal aliens.
$2.5 billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
About 21 percent of the population of U.S. prisons is classified as â€œnoncitizensâ€ from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. About 5 percent is listed as â€œunknown.â€
Immigration costs like all â€œcosts" come out of the "TAXPAYOR" hide. These costs represent additional money creation that dilutes all the savings and assets in America.https://personalliberty.com/how-much-do-illegal-immigrants-really-cost-the-united-states/