WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Rogers has been stern on his stance against illegal immigration. The issue of illegal immigration and how it affects the country escalated as President Donald J. Trump campaigned for the seat he now holds in the oval office.

Trump promised the American people there would not only be a wall built along the the southern border of the country, but also that it would be paid by the Mexico. Rogers did not see that as a feasible plan, and Mexico was adamant that it would not pay for a border wall separating its country from the United States.

In order to pay for the wall, Rogers introduced H.R. 1813, or better known as the Border Security Funding Act of 2017. Rogers previously said about the bill, “One of the things Trump talked about during his campaign, was we are not only going to secure the southern border, but we were going to make the Mexicans pay for it. One of the things that occurred to me was that the majority of people who come here to work are sending a share back home to their families. They live modestly here, but they are here illegally. Half of the money goes to Mexico, but a lot goes to other countries in South America. My bill proposes a 2% fee to any dollar that is wired to other countries with that money going to the wall. This bill would generate $1 billion per year, dedicated to constructed and maintaining the southwest border.”

Below is a video released on Tuesday morning by Rogers discussing his plan for the wall.

Jeremy Law for SylacaugaNews.com | © 2017, SylacaugaNews.com/Marble City Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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