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Old 05-13-2016, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, AL
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If Donald Trump becomes the next President, and if he is to build the wall he's so often spoken about, what will have to take place in order to build that wall?

This is an interesting piece...
How a bill becomes a wall - CNNPolitics.com
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Old 05-14-2016, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Missoula, Mt
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As far as getting legislation through, I don't think anyone knows yet. But we do know that Trump has spent his entire life making deals. He knows how to get things done quickly and how to negotiate.
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Old 05-14-2016, 04:11 AM
 
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Trump will build the wall by building the wall.

Next Sherlock Holmes mystery.....
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Old 05-14-2016, 07:09 AM
 
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The 700 mile wall has already been approved by congress it just needs to be funded.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Make the employers who broke the law by hiring illegals pay for it. Hit them with punitive fines, then send them in the desert with the necessary tools and let them get to work. Pay them what ever rate they were paying their illegal workers.

The problem will cease to exist in this country... For a generation or two. Then, time to build a new wall.
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Old 05-15-2016, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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If Donald Trump becomes the next President, and if he is to build the wall he's so often spoken about, what will have to take place in order to build that wall?

This is an interesting piece...
How a bill becomes a wall - CNNPolitics.com
First, I bet many will respond to this without actually watching the piece. Next, the reporter is standing on flat land explaining the difficulties! I can only speak for my state, Texas, I'm not familiar with the topography of other states. We do have areas where it's possible and lots of those areas already have a wall. When you get to the mountainous and most desolate areas of West Texas it's not the same. First, most of that area is private property. That's a huge issue in Texas. Have to deal with that. Next, what many people from other more populated areas of this country might not know is it is so remote there are no roads to get the material to the sites...zero, zilch. They are badlands. I was recently appalled to find that certain "real estate companies" were buying and selling off parcels to unsuspecting out of state folks (mostly older and wanting to retire in the country). There is nothing there, no water or any other services. I've been trying to explain this on City Data for years. There is a reason why that gigantic national park, and the nearby state park, is one of the least visited in the USA. Because they are very difficult to get to. Gorgeous but a real 'pain in the you know what' to visit.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:30 AM
 
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First, I bet many will respond to this without actually watching the piece. Next, the reporter is standing on flat land explaining the difficulties! I can only speak for my state, Texas, I'm not familiar with the topography of other states. We do have areas where it's possible and lots of those areas already have a wall. When you get to the mountainous and most desolate areas of West Texas it's not the same. First, most of that area is private property. That's a huge issue in Texas. Have to deal with that. Next, what many people from other more populated areas of this country might not know is it is so remote there are no roads to get the material to the sites...zero, zilch. They are badlands. I was recently appalled to find that certain "real estate companies" were buying and selling off parcels to unsuspecting out of state folks (mostly older and wanting to retire in the country). There is nothing there, no water or any other services. I've been trying to explain this on City Data for years. There is a reason why that gigantic national park, and the nearby state park, is one of the least visited in the USA. Because they are very difficult to get to. Gorgeous but a real 'pain in the you know what' to visit.

Me thinks thou dost protest too much. If the 700 mile wall weren't feasible congress wouldn't have approved it. If we can put a man on the moon surely we figure out how to build the wall even with the challenges involved. The approved wall was to be erected on the most porous areas of our border which means those are the easiest places for illegal entry and therefore the easiest place to erect a wall.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Me thinks thou dost protest too much. If the 700 mile wall weren't feasible congress wouldn't have approved it. If we can put a man on the moon surely we figure out how to build the wall even with the challenges involved. The approved wall was to be erected on the most porous areas of our border which means those are the easiest places for illegal entry and therefore the easiest place to erect a wall.
Oldglory, are you under the impression that I'm an illegal immigrant? LOL. That's the only conclusion I can come to from your statement, "Me thinks thou dost protest too much." I have no dog in this hunt. I'm a 5th generation English speaking Anglo Texan. The reason why I harp on this is because I read so many posts from folks (not you) who have no clue what our border areas are like. Further, far too many seem to be under the impression that most illegals enter our country by sneaking over the river in the dark of night, which is much more exciting sounding than what usually happens. Fake papers, walking right on in at the border crossings is the usual. Often you have the semis crossing with illegals hidden in cargo, no wall will help that.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:11 AM
 
Location: ireland
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I'm guessing either poured concrete or one brick at a time. :>D
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:14 AM
 
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Oldglory, are you under the impression that I'm an illegal immigrant? LOL. That's the only conclusion I can come to from your statement, "Me thinks thou dost protest too much." I have no dog in this hunt. I'm a 5th generation English speaking Anglo Texan. The reason why I harp on this is because I read so many posts from folks (not you) who have no clue what our border areas are like. Further, far too many seem to be under the impression that most illegals enter our country by sneaking over the river in the dark of night, which is much more exciting sounding than what usually happens. Fake papers, walking right on in at the border crossings is the usual. Often you have the semis crossing with illegals hidden in cargo, no wall will help that.

No, I'm not under the impression that you are an illegal alien. I do however, think you are a sympathizer. Most illegals are border jumpers regardless of how they got here. The wall would be a huge deterrant and would help the Border Patrol do their jobs more effectively. No one is claiming that it will be 100% effective. Here is a link for you. Where U.S.-Mexico border fence is tall, it works
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