Donald Trump: Pay for U.S.-Mexico border wall by threatening to block remittances

by David Sherfinski
April 6, 2016

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump says one way he plans to get Mexico to pay for his wall along the United States’ southern border is by threatening to effectively block remittance payments from the U.S. that workers send back to the country.

A new plan posted to Mr. Trump’s campaign website outlines a proposal that starts with moving to change a provision in the Patriot Act on identity requirements for financial transactions and accounts and apply it to wire transfers.

The proposed rule would also require Mexican migrants to prove they’re in the U.S. legally before they can wire money outside the United States.

“It’s an easy decision for Mexico: Make a one-time payment of $5 billion to 10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year,” the plan says.

18 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Gnowark says:

    David Sherfinski (author ascribed): I’m just curious why you chose “Donald Trump says one way he plans to get Mexico to pay for his wall” describing a U.S. border-security wall? I’ve not heard Trump say “MY wall”, only ‘the wall’ or ‘a wall,’ except one interview where he was asked about ‘building his wall,’ never ‘our wall’ I guess I’m just too sensitive to the many ‘seemingly minor’ negative nuances used to describe ALL things conservative or Constitutional, and/orTrump.

  • teaman says:

    That is a very logical plan for we owe these Mexicans nothing, but they keep coming and they keep taking and they keep sending it back to their out of control drug dealers.

  • Telstar in AZ says:

    Logically, if we got the $5 billion to 10 billion requested from the Mexico government, then the wall would be built, followed then by his promise to the US citizens to remove the illegals from the US – one would assume. However, once the illegals are removed then there would no longer be $24 billion flowing into Mexico by wire transfers anyway. Thus no incentive for the Mexico government to take this deal. He needs to find another way to leverage. It can be done.

    1. Samuel Ciccolella says:

      Perhaps, BUT, what if the Mexican Government could actually get smart, and offer good developmental agreements to US companies. Have them move there, build there, obtain an easier work force, lesser restrictions, less overhead, etc., etc.., etc.. The taxes generated from these transplanted companies, as well as, the work force actually being able to stay where they are and work their, pay their own taxes their, spend their, etc., etc… Guess what, you’d have a thriving economy, and all down the line. There’s no reason why this can’t happen, as long as, the very corrupt government of Mexico can straighten out their illegal problems of drug cartels, et al,. The Mexican’s need a George Washington and a Ronald Reagan, with a good police and army, and they’d flourish greatly.

      1. disqus_htVNWSBEmM says:

        Good idea. If they didn’t have to move here. If the Mexicans are so smart and energetic, why don’t they have a productive country like the U.S. was until Obama and the Democrats ran it? You wouldn’t suppose the Mexican government is corrupt, would you?

        1. The Redhawk says:

          Mexico has DEVELOPED the same Type of OPPRESSIVE Government that the LIBERAL progressive IDIOTS are on the Way to Develop here… A TINY but VERY Wealthy Class and Plantation/Gulag Living Conditions for the Masses….LOOK at how far ODumbo has come in this in Just 8 Years! anf Imagine What S-Hitlery can do in another 8 YRS.
          Is Benito TRUMP the REAL Answer?????

    2. disqus_htVNWSBEmM says:

      We could add up the expenses Obama and Michelle ran up taking vacations and throwing lavish parties at the White House on a weekly basis and probably pay for the wall ourselves. I want a high wall with armed guards and police dogs. He could impose a $20 charge on all the money that is sent back by intercepting the outgoing mail and get a good start on paying for it until they devised a scheme to avoid it.

  • The Redhawk says:

    OK Donald ….Wall sounds good.. having Mexico pay for it ( hold your breath) also sounds good. BUT have you Thought of how many Illegals will FLOOD the Southern and Northern Borders From the time you impose the Restrictions and the Time it’ll take to Build The GREAT WALL OF TRUMP??? or can you think beyond your typical BLOVIATIONS????
    Governing takes all type of thinking Long and Short Range…Cause and Consequence…. and the FACT that We The People are FED up with Egomaniacs making Promises that they cannot KEEP!!!

    1. Gnowark says:

      Actually, probably no fewer than are making their way north anyway. If we have to begin respecting our own borders, we have to start with the next CIC, since this one won’t. I’m glad that you said Southern AND NORTHERN borders.

      1. The Redhawk says:

        ON TARGET….A nation without Borders as the EU has Become can ONLY Invite Disasters like Paris, Berlin, Brussells……………BOSTON …Memphis .. Ft Hood apparently have not been NOTICED by BARACKY the STUPID Muzzie any More than The San Fran murder by an ILLEGAL Invader of Katie Steiner….Whose Family he has YET to call…may be MINE fiels in the AZ desert can STOP some ( sarcasm?)

    2. disqus_htVNWSBEmM says:

      If the Chinese and the Israelis can build a wall, so can we. So what if it takes a long time? It will never happen if it is never started.

      1. The Redhawk says:

        So more BS promises made by both Professional political liars as well as Bloviating NY/Manhattan liars….and we wonder “WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY° when LAWS are Not Enforced and Invading Illegal HORDES are Let out out Jail for Breaking US Laws by the US elected Baracky the Stupid or his appointed Lap dogs like JEH Jonson the IDIOT…….YEA build the Freaking wall and release all captured illegals back into US circulation…..Heck Land mines would actually FORCE Border Security….and you say___?????

        1. disqus_htVNWSBEmM says:

          Not sure where you are coming from. Land mines? Don’t think that would fly. It might have worked for Nazi Germany. Are you suggesting that we use land mines on the border?

          1. The Redhawk says:

            well they are as REALISTIC as T-RUMP never to take place T-RUMP wall…..BUT LAW enforcement by the Border Patrol which are NOT being Imposed NOW and Severe Penalties for Illegal Border Crossings MAY be Doable……and the NAZI party is the CLINTON/Progressives Liberals…

          2. disqus_htVNWSBEmM says:

            We agree on the label of Nazicrat Clinton and all Nazicrats. IF Trump gets to be president the wall will be ego driven and will get built. As much as he has touted the wall, to not build it would represent a personal failure, and Trump can’t handle failure. His ego is too big for the wall not to be built . The Border Patrol will be put back to doing their jobs. Not sure Trump is going to get the nomination.

          3. The Redhawk says:

            Well I hope you are Correct But this brings to mind the Current egomaniac natcissitic living @ the White Mosque whose PSYCHOPAT tendencies to TELL TALL Stories seem not to Bother him once he Got his way to that Place.
            “Doctor” ” Hospital” “Lower HC Premiums”
            A Safer Country…..YEAH

            And so far Being Well Organized seems also to be as Bad as BARCKY’s lack of it!!!

  • Pam says:

    I guess the mexican government finally figured out that all the central americans traveling through mexico to get to the United States are cutting into THEIR “PROFITS” by taking US jobs and welfare away from illegal mexicans. I heard the other day that mexico is now TORTURING central americans sneaking around/over THEIR WALL to teach them not to try that again.

    1. Gnowark says:

      If DC hears about torture, they’ll become refugees, and we’ll have to buy them airline tickets to come here illegallty. It almost seems like Mexico is protecting their own borders, while we do not!

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