Where is the Money for the Border Security Wall?

Where is the Money for the Border Security Wall?

th (1)The legislation President-elect Donald Trump will need to build the promised wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico was passed in 2006 and remains on the books, even though it was never built.

The Trump administration will only need fund the 2006 act to finally build a double-layer secure wall along the border with Mexico as Congress originally intended 10 years ago.

On Oct. 26, 2006, President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 saying: “This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform.” (One President)

capture33(3)Democrats in Congress have blocked funding, arguing the barrier is too costly and a step away from their stated goal of “comprehensive immigration reform,” a code-phrase for proposed legislation that typically includes de facto amnesty for the millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States.

The bill was introduced into the House of Representatives (H.R. 6061) on Sep. 13, 2006, by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. The bill received overwhelming support, passing the House by a vote of 283-138 on Sept. 14, 2006, and passing the Senate by 80-19 on Sept. 29, 2006.

The Secure Fence Act of 2006 called for building some 700 miles of double-fenceth (2) construction along the Mexican border, complete with vehicle barriers, checkpoints, and lighting. Congress approved $1.2 billion in a separate homeland security spending bill to build the fence.

On Nov. 6, 2007, a DHS fact sheet documented that only 76 miles of a “pedestrian fence” had been built along the Mexican border, making it clear no double-layer barrier had been built.

On Jan. 25, 2008, then-Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., the author of the double-layer fence provisions of the Secure Fence Act of 2008, complained that only five miles of the 75-mile “pedestrian fence” then built was actually double-layer, as specified in the original legislation.

In 2014, Hunter’s son, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., posted on his website an editorial he had published in a San Diego newspaper arguing that the fence specified by his father in the 2006 legislation still needed to be built. 

fence_idea_1Typical. As I did more research on this subject, and there is plenty available (including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton) but what interested me was the amount of “play acting” Congress has been up too in the preceding years. Congressional Democrats, for example, have decided to route their legislation through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Pictured above is what I refer to as “The Serious Wall” far less the cost, with a lot more obstacles.

Someone pretending to aspire to be a Congressional Representative or Senator should find a way to get this wall built. Passing amnesty or DACA is both abhorrent and illegal.


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3 Responses to Where is the Money for the Border Security Wall?

  1. Miranda Fleming says:

    I am no longer certain where you are getting your info, but great topic. I must spend a while studying much more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I used to be looking for this info for my mission.

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    • J.Paul says:

      Dear Miranda:

      Sorry about Word Press and the mishandling of your comment. I find it very difficult to believe that you are having a difficult time NOT UNDERSTANDING where I get my information from. Please if you really read the post you will find REAL legislation, Congress approved $1.2 billion in a separate homeland security spending bill to build the fence. (H.R. 6061) on Sep. 13, 2006, and http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/1-main-reason-u-s-border-wall-hasnt-been-built/ all listed within the post. By the way, what “mission” are you working on?


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