Mr. Trump: Just build the wall and stop talking about Mexico

What's worse than making a stupid campaign promise?  The answer is doubling down on that promise.  (Can you say Obama promising to close Gitmo and end wars?) As I've written before, a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border will actually help both countries.  It will establish U.S. sovereignty and make any future plan to legalize people here a lot easier and more likely.  It will help Mexico by making it more difficult for cartels to go south with cash and weapons.   So go ahead and build the wall, and the Mexican political class will thank you privately.  They need it a lot more than we realize.   So why does Mr. Trump keep talking about Mexico paying for the wall?  I don't get it!    His latest idea is that he will put some kind of a charge on remittances.  The current estimate is that Mexicans in the U.S. send home about $25 billion.  There are two problems here: How do you stop Mexicans...(Read Full Post)

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