U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
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Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the BUILD WALL Act of 2017

The BUILD WALL Act would use money forfeited from drug traffickers to fund increased border security on the U.S./ Mexican border.

By - Feb 15th, 2017 09:24 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the Build Up Illegal Line Defenses With Assets Lawfully Lifted (BUILD WALL) Act of 2017 in the House of Representatives.

As the national conversation on immigration continues to heat up, Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are working to find solutions that will protect our border while being conscientious of taxpayers’ money. One such solution is Congressman Sensenbrenner’s BUILD WALL Act of 2017.

This legislation would require the U.S. Attorney General to provide a detailed report on the amount of annual profits brought into the United States by Mexican drug cartels, as well as a study of how the Department of Justice can increase assets seized from such cartels.

Additionally, the BUILD WALL Act would use money forfeited from drug traffickers to fund increased border security on the U.S./ Mexican border. This defense could include a wall, another type of physical barrier, and/or a technology-supported solution. The use of this funding would ease the financial burdens on taxpayers and help build stronger relations between the United States and Mexico while fighting back against drug trafficking in both countries.

Congressman Sensenbrenner: “Border security is imperative for a safe, prosperous nation and lawmakers must take a serious approach to solving the issues of illegal immigration and drug trafficking. If we do nothing, we put the people of this nation at risk, as well as allow illegal immigrants to take away jobs, opportunities, and social funding from U.S. citizens – all at the expense of the American taxpayer. The BUILD WALL Act is a creative solution to a complex problem and I encourage my colleagues to support it.”

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4 thoughts on “Congressman Sensenbrenner Introduces the BUILD WALL Act of 2017”

  1. Koehn says:

    If Sensenbrenner thinks a wall is going to stop drugs, money, sex and both animal and human trafficking, then he is living in a box. National Geographic, Fusion and other forms of media providers have created very factual and concrete based documentaries explaining how people and items are moved around the boarders and through out the US.
    The Cartel is very good at running their business. And they don’t really go across the boarder by walking across. If the government wanted to really stop trafficking, they would invest in high end technologies that would be able to read every vehicle crossing and check every container that comes into our ports.
    The government will never do that because it is too logical. Our politicians would rather build more private run prisons and lie to the voters that “we are winning the war on drugs. And oh! by the way, we have no time to think about all things that are trafficked, Americans don’t have listening skills to understand the big picture with all the commercial breaks and the need to buy senseless garbage.

  2. Eric J says:

    One word to Rep. Sensenbrenner : “TUNNELS”.

    -And what about our northern border ? Vancouver has a widely diverse ethnic population.

  3. Vincent Hanna says:

    “The use of this funding would ease the financial burdens on taxpayers and help build stronger relations between the United States and Mexico”

    Yes Mexico will be thrilled by this legislation and throw its unequivocal support behind building the wall. Meanwhile immigrants will continue to clean Sensenbrenner’s huge suburban home.

  4. AG says:

    Koehn, I believe you are referring to the third part of this statement: “This defense could include a wall, another type of physical barrier, and/or a technology-supported solution.”

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