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Congress Mulls Illegal Immigrant Tax to Fund Border Wall

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 Cinnamon    27,755

A bill to tax illegal immigrants to fund the construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall was introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL).

The legislation known as the “Border Wall Funding Act of 2017” would impose a 2 percent tax on all remittances going back to Mexico from illegal and some legal immigrants living in the U.S. to pay for the estimated $12 billion border wall.

“President Trump has made it very clear that he intends to complete a wall along our Southern border,” Rogers said in a news release. “As a senior member of the Homeland Security committee, I have long supported the border wall, which will protect Americans.”

As the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has noted in the past, an estimated $54.2 billion is sent back to the home countries of illegal and legal immigrants living in the U.S. In 2014 alone, $24 billion was sent from the U.S. to Mexico in remittances, leaving that money entirely lost on the U.S. economy.



2 percent? Why so little? Hell, the sales tax in Cali is around 9 percent! 

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