Now that Donald Trump is president, he is the national leader of the Republican Party, and anyone that disagrees with his most important policy proposals should not be running for Congress.
We need to send people to Washington who will help our president get things done rather than standing in the way. For decades, illegal immigrants have been pouring across our unsecured southern border, and this has created havoc in communities all across America. We must build Trump's wall, and we must insist that every Republican who wants to run for a seat in Congress take a pledge to support the president in this endeavor.
Those of us who are pro-Trump are certainly not against immigrants. After all, Trump's wife is an immigrant. We just want everyone to come in through the front door, but right now we have a system of immigration that is completely backwards. We have made it exceedingly difficult to try to come in through the front door, and meanwhile, we have left the back door completely wide open. Drug dealers, gang members, terrorists, sexual predators and other lawbreakers have taken advantage of our lack of security, and this must end immediately.
I am a 100-percent pro-Trump candidate for Congress, and if I am fortunate enough to win my race I will do whatever I can to get Trump's wall built. My stand is getting noticed all over the nation, and at this point big names such as Ann Coulter are supporting my campaign for Congress.
President Trump isn't asking much. According to Time magazine, he has requested just $18 billion over the next decade to extend and repair the current wall.
The Trump administration has proposed spending $18 billion over 10 years to significantly extend the border wall with Mexico, providing one of its most detailed blueprints of how the president hopes to carry out a signature campaign pledge.
The proposal by Customs and Border Protection calls for 316 miles (505 kilometers) of additional barrier by September 2027, bringing total coverage to 970 miles (1,552 kilometers), or nearly half the border, according to a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the matter.
In addition to that, Trump wants another 1$17 billion in additional border security spending. Overall, Trump is only asking for $33 billion over the next 10 years. The following comes from the Daily Mail.
The Customs and Border Protection document calls for a total of $33 billion in new border spending, including $18 billion for the wall, $5.7 billion for technology gear, $1 billion for road construction and maintenance and $8.5 billion for 5,000 new Border Patrol agents, 2,500 border inspectors and other personnel, the U.S. official said.
This is a very, very reasonable proposal. But at this point the Democrats don't seem likely to budge. In fact, they are insisting on making DACA legislation a part of the upcoming budget agreement in January, but they aren't willing to give Trump any money for a border wall in order to make that happen.
Fortunately, Trump is not going to be pushed around. According to CNS News, Trump has made it abundantly clear that there will not be any action on DACA unless the Democrats are willing to agree to money for his border wall ...
Democrats have made DACA legislation a priority for 2018, but in a Dec. 29 tweet, President Trump indicated there will be no legal status for illegal aliens who came to this country as children unless he gets his long-promised border wall.
"The Democrats have been told, and fully understand, that there can be no DACA without the desperately needed WALL at the Southern Border and an END to the horrible Chain Migration & ridiculous Lottery System of Immigration etc. We must protect our Country at all cost!" Trump tweeted last Friday.
The fact that I am willing to stand with Trump is just one of the reasons why voters all over Idaho's first congressional district are so excited about my candidacy. In the most recent KIDO online survey, I received more votes than all of the other congressional candidates combined, and we continue to pick up more momentum with each passing day.
We need to send a fighter to Washington, because the Democrats are going to continue to play hardball. Just consider the recent words of House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley ...
"I think there's a false premise here, in other words, equating security and border security with the DACA individuals themselves. They are not a security risk to the American people. They love this country. This is the country they know and love, and they are now in a state of limbo. And unless the president, who has promised to address this issue, works to make that happen in a clean bill, that's what Democrats are looking for. A $40 billion wall is a waste of government money. ... You can't drive on it. You can't live in it. You can't do anything with it, and it really is just a waste of government resources."
A border wall is most definitely not a waste of money. It has been estimated that illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers more than $100 billion a year, and a border wall would only cost a fraction of that.
Yes, we must work very hard to make our system of legal immigration a lot less complicated, but at the same time, we must slam the back door completely shut so everyone is forced to come in to our country through the front door.
That is where I stand, and I am not moving.
For the original article, visit endoftheamericandream.org.
Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho's First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled "Living A Life That Really Matters" is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.
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