Conservative author Ann Coulter Wednesday praised the private border wall operation in Texas while taking a subtle swipe at President Donald J. Trump.
“Could the “We Build the Wall” guy run for president? He’s built more than @realDonaldTrump has,” she said.
Coulter was responding to a Tweet from Mary Ann Mendoza, one of the faces of Angel Families across America. Mendoza’s son, police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza, was killed by a drunk driving illegal alien in 2014.
“Nearing completion of the 2nd wall w/private funds, this section is 3.5 miles in TX along the Rio Grande.We Build The Wall Inc has built 4 miles of new wall in our FIRST year, which really only took us 6 months to complete w/limited funds, compared to what the gov’t is capable of,” Mendoza said on Twitter.
We Build The Wall raised the funds to build portions of border wall on private land at the southern border. They contracted the work to Tommy Fisher of Fisher Industries, whom the non-profit describes as the true campion of the project, and miles of border have been built in New Mexico and Texas, with more to come.
Fisher Industries not only spearheaded the construction, but won a massive legal battle in a federal court in Texas when the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) attempted to stop the project from proceeding on environmental grounds. That decision should pave the way for further construction of private border wall in the Rio Grande Valley, highly trafficked by illegal aliens, and human and drug smugglers from Mexican cartels.
President Trump has found construction of his promised border wall to be more difficult than previously understood. A majority of his presidency has been spent fighting Democrats and a complacent GOP establishment Congress, many members of whom fought his candidacy for President.
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, a known Trump hater, stalled the President’s agenda while the GOP establishment held both chambers of Congress from 2017 to 2019. They failed to deliver a budget with funding for a border wall for the 2019 fiscal year. Ryan’s GOP then neatly tanked the 2018 midterms while 39 Republicans retired from Congress completely, handing the House to the Democrats.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has wielded her power exactly as expected.
Democrats have dogged President Trump with the phony “Russian collusion” investigation, which ended with disgraced former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s retirement after he failed to find wrongdoing on behalf of the Trump campaign.
That wasn’t satisfactory for the Democrats, many of whom were elected in 2018 with the explicit intention of impeaching President Trump, despite claiming that impeachment is a “solemn occasion.” Without evidence, Democrats have accused President Trump a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, and have sucked up the past six months with investigations, a show trial in the U.S. House, an eventual vote to impeach him, followed by a subsequent month-long waiting period to turn over the impeachment articles to the U.S. Senate, the reason for which remains unclear. Pelosi even handed out commemorative pens to celebrate the grave occasion. Now, the show trial continues in the Senate.
Amid that backdrop, President Trump has fought the constant drumbeat of further war in the Middle East, taking on the entire foreign policy establishment in Washington, D.C.
Still, he has managed to deliver tax cuts, jobs, and and a roaring economy.
Though Coulter has been a frequent critic of President Trump over what she perceives as a lack of effort on the border security front, his administration has been duking it out in court simply to obtain funds to build the wall. President Trump declared a State of Emergency in order to use Pentagon funds to build the wall. After nearly a year in court, he finally won his case in December.
Thursday, his administration decided to end visa programs for pregnant women traveling to the United States, a first step in curbing the “anchor baby” issue:
Foreign children born on U.S. soil, known as “anchor babies,” are automatically given citizenship, a program with President Trump considered ending.
In perhaps his best move to curb illegal immigration, President Trump engineered the “safe third country” agreement, which redirects asylum seekers, many of whom do not have legitimate asylum cases, to Guatemala while they wait for their cases to be heard. Previously, they would be released into the United States and instructed to show up for a date in immigration court. Many never did.
In a phone conversation with The Rundown News, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) spokesman Roderick Kise confirmed that illegal alien apprehensions have dropped to a low during the Trump administration after the rule went into effect, suggesting that the rule is a deterrent for illegal border crossings.
The Rundown News has a forthcoming special investigation into the red tape that is slowing border construction in Texas.
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