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Trump “compromise” includes official death of The Wall, only a fence like Obama and Bush used. US will never have a southern border, but US taxes will pay for border walls and border protection in many other countries-at least when we’re not bombing them. Trump pulls off greatest bait and switch in history on desperate Americans

January 22, 2019

Image, Nov. 2018, San Diego, Ca.: US southern border fences are easily scaled: “Video showing members of the migrant caravan through Mexico as they reach the fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border west of the San Ysidro Port of Entry. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018),” nbclosangeles.com

1/22/19, Trump’s Compromise Bill: Border Wall Prototypes Banned, Only Bollard Fencing Allowed, Breitbart, John Binder

“President Trump’s compromise legislation to reopen the federal government bans him from building a border wall using elements of prototype walls that he toured last year, only allowing the use of previously-used bollard-style fencing at the United States-Mexico border.

Trump has touted that the End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act includes a fifth of border wall funding — about $5.7 billion — to at least continue construction of barriers on the southern border.

Similar to an omnibus spending bill he signed last year, Trump’s compromise legislation bans him from building a border wall using elements from prototype walls that were constructed in the San Diego, California, desert and that he toured in 2018.

The wall funding can only be used for “operationally effective designs” that have been used at the southern border in the past [most recently by Bush and Obama] “such as currently deployed steel bollard designs,” the legislation notes.

This requirement prevents Trump from building barriers that are different from the bollard fences constructed by both Presidents Bush and Obama. Those bollard fences are generally anywhere between 18 to 30 feet high.

Over the past few months, Trump has conceded on the physicality of his proposed border wall, calling the wall “artistically designed steel slats” and a “steel slat barrier.” Trump now says he prefers the bollard fencing used by Bush and Obama rather than the prototype walls that featured a mix of materials, including steel and concrete.

The most flexible component of the border infrastructure section of Trump’s compromise bill is that it allows the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to determine where best to build the bollard fencing”…

[Ed. note: An additional “flexible” DHS “component” was also used by Bush #2 as another way to weaken the border. DHS is used as an excuse not to place “fence” where needed: “The Oct. 26, 2006 Secure Fence Act of 2006, was quietly altered [by Republicans] in a significant way the following year (2007)….”Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas,  proposed an amendment to give DHS the discretion to decide what type of fence was appropriate in different areas. The law was amended to read, nothing in this paragraph shall require the Secretary of Homeland Security to install fencing, physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors in a particular location along an international border of the United States, if the Secretary determines that the use or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain operational control over the international border at such location.””]

(continuing): “Previous spending bills have restricted the exact mileage and region where DHS can build new barriers.

The legislation would allow the bollard fencing to be built along more than 200 miles of the 2,000-mile long southern border, DHS officials say.

Hitched to the funding for bollard fences at the border is a plan to give amnesty in the form of three-year work permits to about a million illegal aliens and foreign nationals who would be shielded from deportation.

The Senate bill is expected to be voted on this week.”

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Added: “It is now crystal clear that one of two things is true: Either Trump never intended to build the wall and was scamming voters all along, or he has no idea how to get it done and zero interest in finding out.

He sacrifices every opportunity to make the wall happen.

For two years, Trump pretended to believe the president of the United States needs express authorization from Congress to defend the nation’s borders and blamed the Republican majority for not “funding” the wall.”

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Among comments

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The end game comes into view, and the plan all along has been to herd us into compromise. The old bait and switch for the dumbed down.

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Currently used Bollardsare neither tall enough nor deep enough to keep invaders out, are just another knife in the back of US taxpayers. Bollards are reportedly preferred by border patrol. “Steel” border fence in Arizona was easy to tunnel under:

Added: 376 mostly Guatemalan illegals easily tunneled under border wall into Arizona and now qualify for all expenses paid lives in the US via enslaved US taxpayers:

1/19/19, 30 unaccompanied children were among 376 migrants who tunneled under border wall into Arizona,” FoxNews.com

“Around 30 unaccompanied minors were smuggled into the U.S. after tunneling beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona on Monday together with a group of over 300 Central American migrants who then surrendered themselves to the Border Patrol.

The tunnels – a few feet long – were reportedly dug by smugglers under the steel border fence, letting hundreds of supposed asylum seekers enter the U.S, according to the Customs and Border Protection.”…Image above, 1/14/19, “The unusually large group was almost entirely from Guatemala.Short holes were dug under a barrier to cross the border in multiple spots about 10 miles east of San Luis, Arizona.

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Comment: If Candidate Trump had once said The Wall would be subject to congressional approval, Mrs. Clinton would be president today.

 

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