Sunday, January 14
The smart way to finance U.S. Mexico Wall
From Col. Pat Lang at Sic Semper Tyrannis (A Coupla Things, January 12):
1. A couple of Border Patrol/ICE people tell me that the US does not effectively charge an entry fee to non-US citizen individuals seeking to enter the US legally across the southern border. The point made by these border and immigration professionals is that the money would enable the construction and installation of more and better border barrier systems. They make the point that where border barrier systems have been installed the flow of illegal migrants is much reduced. Mexico evidently collects such a fee in the San Diego sector. My question for the lawyers is whether or not such a fee would be legal if put in place under an EO or would this require legislation?I'll be darned. There's been a smart way to finance the wall, all along.