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Trump Signs His Border Wall, Touts Immigration Accomplishments

Trump Signs His Border Wall, Touts Immigration Accomplishments

Trump addressed the Capitol Hill riots, claiming the “25th amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4zZREEsphs&feature=youtu.be

President Donald Trump traveled to Alamo, TX, located near the Rio Grande Valley, to visit his border wall.

He signed the wall while propping up his administration’s accomplishments.

From CBS DFW:

Trump aides have been urging the president to spend his remaining days in office highlighting what they see as the chief accomplishments of his presidency: a massive tax cut, his efforts to roll back federal regulations and the transformation of federal courts with the appointment of conservative judges.

In Alamo, he delivered remarks highlighting his administration’s efforts to curb illegal immigration and the progress made on his signature 2016 campaign promise: building a “big, beautiful wall” across the length of the southern border — an imposing structure made of concrete and reinforced steel.

But over time, Trump demanded modifications that have been largely rejected: He wanted it painted black to burn the hands of those who touched it; he wanted it adorned with deadly spikes; he even wanted to surround it with an alligator-filled moat. While he promised that it would be funded by Mexico, U.S. taxpayers ended up footing the bill.

In the end, his administration has overseen the construction of roughly 450 miles of border wall construction — likely reaching 475 miles by Inauguration Day.

Trump also mentioned the changes at the border, including “Remain in Mexico” policy:

He cited his “Remain in Mexico” policy, under which more than 65,000 asylum-seekers have been forced to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court since January 2019, and agreements struck with Central American countries for them to offer asylum to people seeking protection in the United States.

He credited his wall for a drop in illegal border crossings from a 13-year high in 2019, but the Government Accountability Office has found the administration lacks measures to correlate drops in illegal crossings to wall construction.

No one knows how the wall will fare under President-elect Joe Biden. He already promised his administration won’t add to the wall. Some officials think it would be too expensive to tear down what Trump built.

Trump addressed the Capitol Hill riots, claiming the “25th amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration.”

He reiterated his belief in “respecting America’s history and traditions, not tearing them down.”

Trump pushed for harsh punishment for those who vandalize and trash federal buildings after riots in the summer.

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The wall is integral to emigration reform to mitigate progress at both ends of the bridge and throughout. It serves to direct emigrants to official audit stations, where they can be safely interviewed and prepared for immigration. Emigration reform to address unnaturally large number of emigrants and help the people left behind.

2smartforlibs | January 12, 2021 at 3:17 pm

If Trump’s over and done. Why does the left insist on waste resources on impeachment? Seems they are scared he’s coming back. We don’t have elections and even if we did they hold all the cards how is he going to get back in power?? Just asking.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to 2smartforlibs. | January 12, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    They are afraid of him, they know that they will be pissing off lots of people, they know that their actions will cause a massive exodus of their own supporters, they know that Trump will be able to toss them out of office in 2024.

      They are afraid of Trump for sure but mostly his willingness to speak blunt truth. We on the Right have learned we are not alone. Thus the heavy hand of censorship and blanket condemnation. Our efforts to regain a footing in social media is the first step in building a term not used in American political life: Counterinsurgency.

What are they afraid of? They know that our courts and our legislatures have no remedy for flagrant election fraud.

Our social compact has been broken by the US Supreme Court, the District Courts, petty officials in the States, high officials in the States, the DOJ and the FBI.

    John_Locke in reply to Valerie. | January 12, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    Not yet, Valerie. The courts still have the power to tell these looney tunes “No more, or else.” That is, until Democrats find the courts inconvenient to their agenda and decide to pack them full of activist “judges.”

    More prescisely : clintib and obama.
    Crazy pelosi and her equally sick ilk piled on.

Well, at least you didn’t claim that he was visiting the Alamo, like one talk show host thought.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter how much wall is built if the gates are left open.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to txvet2. | January 12, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    It matters that we can slam the gates shut. Maybe when the Dems ar history, we can build 30,000 or so semi trailer mounted human cannons for a massive and entertaining deportation effort.

    Illegals are an invasion force, pure and simple.

Of walls don’t work, why are they building them in DC?

He credited his wall for a drop in illegal border crossings from a 13-year high in 2019, but the Government Accountability Office has found the administration lacks measures to correlate drops in illegal crossings to wall construction.

Oh, come on. Really? This is pathetic. Sure, maybe the wall had nothing to do with it; the drop was caused by an evangelical movement in Mexico, and the wall is just a coincidence. OK, maybe, but how much are you willing to bet on that scenario?

    Dathurtz in reply to Milhouse. | January 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    It is amazing how people just can’t seem to use their sense, isn’t it? They blindly accept favorable claims, but want an airtight proof for any other.

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