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  • Border Wall

    by Representative Tony Cárdenas

    Posted on 2017-07-26

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    CARDENAS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. CARDENAS. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to oppose the inclusion of $1.6 billion that would be a waste of taxpayer money on this useless wall. The funds will go towards an unnecessary wall along the Southern border. This wall that the President promised voters that Mexico would pay for is now being put on the taxpayers' backs.

    $1.6 billion can be used for better things. It can pay for thousands of jobs in the U.S. and workforce development programs and apprenticeships.

    And one other thing: agents protecting our border don't even want it. They do not see themselves as defenders of a wall.

    Mr. President, please come back to reality. This is not ``Game of Thrones.'' This administration needs to stop demonizing people outside of our borders. We need to fix our immigration system, and we can do it in a humane and pragmatic and effective way, and in a way that will supercharge our economy and actually create American jobs.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. Poe of Texas). Members are reminded to address their remarks to the Chair and not to the President.


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