One of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to crack down on illegal immigration, the crime associated with it, including the drug trade, and to build “The Wall.”
Trump’s detractors say that erecting a border wall would only send a signal of American isolationism to the rest of the world and would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to build.
Trump insists that Mexico will pay for the wall, but that country’s president and foreign minister both say that if a border wall is built, the US would have to pony up the cash to pay for it.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently reiterated what Mexican officials have been saying, in that “Mexico is not going to pay for the wall.”
Now former Arizona Governor and Trump supporter, Jan Brewer, appears to be questioning the construction of the wall, telling Fox News that she didn’t think it could be build along some two thousand miles of border.
“I don’t know if the wall is going to be possible.”-Gov. Jan Brewer
The Trump administration is expecting Congress to fund the wall, for now.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated this much on Fox News’s “Hannity.”
“I know he’s going to battlefor that, and I believe he will get funding for the wall. I can’t imagine Congress to deny him that…It doesn’t have to be every foot of the entire 1,700[-mile] border, we know that.”
“We need a wall. A barrier multiplies the ability of our border patrol and customs officers to be effective. They tell me that and I know they’ve told you that in the past. This is the way to go. If we follow through on this, we can secure this border. It will be a historic thing and something that the border patrol and our [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] officers and our customs people are really excited about,” added Sessions, who spoke with Customs and Border Patrol agents on the Mexican border earlier Tuesday…”