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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Build a wall around Trump.
And make him pay for it.
The Texas State Comptroller reported in 2006 that the 1.4 million illegal immigrants in Texas alone added almost $18 billion to the state's budget, and paid $1.2 billion in state services they used
You guys already know that there is a wall, right?
18 billion dollars? They could build 3 fences...
The summary of a life-cycle cost study prepared by a contractor for CBP
shows that total life-cycle costs for all tactical infrastructure constructed
to date, including pre-SBI infrastructure as well as that planned for fiscal
years 2009, 2010, and 2011, are estimated at about $6.5 billion. The lifecycle
cost estimates include deployment and operations and future
maintenance costs for all tactical infrastructure, including the fence,
roads, and lighting, among other things. Previously, CBP had reported that
the fence is to have a lifespan of approximately 20 years, and plans to
obligate $75 million to operations and maintenance of the fence for fiscal
year 2009, and again requested $75 million for fiscal year 2010. A
significant use of the operations and maintenance funding is to repair
breaches in the fence. According to tactical infrastructure program office
data, as of May 14, 2009, there had been 3,363 breaches in the fence, with
each breach costing an average of $1,300 to repair. Because of its
construction, the older pre-SBI fencing is easier to breach and most
breaches occurred in these types of fencing. Of the newer fencing, the
fewest breaches occurred in the bollard-style fencing, while more
occurred in the wire mesh fence
DHS reports that there is now fencing for 649 of the 652 miles described in the Secure Fence Act of 2006. But the vast majority of the requirement was met with vehicle barriers and single-layer pedestrian fence. The original act specifically called for double-layer fencing, and only 36.3 miles of double-layered fencing currently exist. However, the act was later amended to allow Border Security the discretion to determine which type of fencing was appropriate for different areas.
So Obama can make a case that the vehicle barriers and single-layer pedestrian fences meet the amended letter of the law. But we also think Obama misleads, particularly when he mocks Republican opponents, saying that even though the fence has been built, "They'll want want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat." The Border Patrol has not gone "above and beyond" what Republicans requested, as Obama claimed. What they originally requested was a double-layer fence, and they didn't get much of it. And so we rate Obama's statement Barely True.
I wanted to see where you were getting the numbers. Mine came from the GAO site that discussed the Act and how the funds were misappropriated.
75 million a year to support not a billion....
As far as manning the border these are job opportunities that then in turn create more economic growth and even 'taxes'. ICS needs more funding as it is.
originally posted by: matafuchs
"If we don’t have borders, we don’t have a country. We need to BUILD A WALL that will keep illegal immigrants out."
This is a great video that is directly from his book. He is not against immigration or Mexico. He said build a wall to stop illegal immigration and why not. This is not just about illegal immigration but drugs and illegal arms shipments and other types of smuggling that needs to be stopped. We need to get ICE the resources they need.
Treating people fairly? Did he just say that...yes, he was right about immigration and it is a hot topic.
Why should there not be a wall and why do voters think we could not build it?
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
a reply to: crazyewok
Yeah, but think of the "shovel ready jobs"! Real ones! Not those "FAUX" ones Obama advertised about