No one complains about Trump’s plan for a border wall more than Democrats who have embraced the concept of sanctuary cities. Unfortunately for them, it is this very policy which may force them to help pay for the wall.
Leslie Eastman explains at Legal Insurrection:
Sanctuary cities & states may pick up tab for Trump’s Border Wall
When it comes to blocking President Donald Trump’s plans for the Border Wall, the Democratic Party has displayed imagination, creativity, and enthusiasm rarely surpassed in the annals of human history…
Conservative representatives are also responding in innovative ways to find funding methods. Recently, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has proposed the EL CHAPO Act, directing the use of the expected $14 billion to be seized from Mexico’s infamous drug lord should he be convicted to pay for the big, beautiful border wall.
Now, two other US senators have proposed legislation that would redirect funds away from cities and states that have declared themselves “sanctuary” areas for illegal immigrants toward the border wall construction. Pundit Byron York offers these details in The Washington Examiner.
…This week, two GOP senators, Luther Strange of Alabama and David Perdue of Georgia, introduced a bill that would cut funding under two massive federal infrastructure and transportation programs to any jurisdictions “that refuse to cooperate with the federal government on immigration matters or retaliate against border security contractors.” Strange and Perdue propose to take the money that would have gone to sanctuary jurisdictions and use it to help pay for the wall.
How ironic would it be if Trump’s biggest critics ended up helping to pay for his biggest project?
Democrats probably won’t like it much.