While Democrats on Capitol Hill, in the media and in the activist camps may be selling a mantra that Donald Trump simply can’t build a wall on the southern border separating America from Mexico, the fact is: He can.
That may sound common sense and logical to most in America, but the far left will have it believed that nobody in Congress of sound mind and sensible nature would vote to approve a wall construction project for Trump, because of all the political backlash that would befall.
But not so fast. Congress, it seems, already has the legislative means to build a wall. No new bill is needed.
“What you may not know is Congress has already approved Trump’s wall along the Mexican border,” the Political Insider reported. “In fact, it has been part of federal law since 2006.”
What? That’s a shocker.
But seriously, a portion of the Secure Fence Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Peter King in 2006 and passed with a 283-138 bipartisan vote, and then later approved in the Senate along similarly bipartisan margins, allows the Department of Homeland Security secretary to make changes to border fencing.
“This means Trump could start construction of the wall immediately,” the Political Insider reported, “and pro-amnesty Democrats in Congress couldn’t stop him. This is amazing.”
Yes, it is. And what’s really amazing is the part that says: Democrats can’t do a thing about it.
And now, a bit from the actual law, as posted by Political Insider: “Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the secretary of Homeland Security shall take all actions the secretary determines necessary and appropriate to achieve and maintain operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States.”
And those said actions include the use of technology, like drones, sensors and satellites, and the development of new “infrastructure enhancements to prevent unlawful entry by aliens,” the law stated, Political Insider reported.
In layman’s terms: that’s a fence.
Source: the Political Insider