The company behind foul-mouthed party game, Cards Against Humanity, have bought part of the US border in an effort to stop Trump building a wall. The US president has recently reignited his demand for US taxpayer funding to build a wall at the US-Mexico border to keep out illegal US visa migrants.
Sanwar Ali workpermit.com comment:
The Donald Trump election promise to build a wall was surely just an attempt to attract votes. Due to concerns over the huge cost of the wall no budget has been agreed as yet with Congress. Even if the wall is built it seems likely that it will not be what Trump says he wants. it will be done at a much lower cost.
However, Trump’s border wall plans are facing extreme opposition, with Cards Against Humanity joining Democrats, environmentalists and immigrant advocates in the fight to prevent the US president from building a wall.
As part of their campaign, Cards Against Humanity launched a website, which says: “If you voted for Trump, you might want to sit this one out,” and they recently announced that they have bought a piece of land on the US-Mexico border with the sole intention of obstructing Donald Trump’s signature policy promise.
A statement made by Cards Against Humanity, said: “We’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specialising in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.”
Trump’s election campaign
Trump’s plans to build a wall at the US-Mexico border were well publicised throughout his presidential election campaign. Since his inauguration as president, Trump has attempted to force through the building of the wall, but has been faced with severe criticism.
Many commentators have labelled the plans a ‘crime against humanity’ and ‘in direct conflict with US values.’ Meanwhile, environmentalists say that a border wall is a threat to wildlife and have sued the US Federal Government in a bid to block construction of a border wall with Mexico.
US Visa Migrant caravan
Trump’s renewed demands for a border wall come as chaotic scenes broke out at the busiest port of entry along the US border, where the migrant caravan had amassed. US authorities closed off the entry point and fired tear gas at people travelling as part of the Central American migrant caravan.
US border force agents reported that people were attempting to breach the fence separating the US and Mexico, and they were forced to fire upon the crowd to stop people entering the US illegally. The scenes sparked outrage as images and video footage emerged of mothers and children choking on tear gas.
US-Mexico border wall obstructions
If Trump is to get the wall built, he will need to secure eminent domain to buy the private land along the US border, purchased by Cards Against Humanity. Additionally, the US president will need to persuade reluctant Congress members to allocate billions of dollars of US taxpayer money to fund construction of the wall.
Currently, this looks unlikely, amid repeated failures to force through any of his major policy ideas. The Trump administration has yet to register a significant legislative win, despite holding a majority in both houses of Congress.
However, the administration is adamant that the wall will be built, and referred to the eight prototypes that have already been constructed near San Diego.
Meanwhile, those opposed to the wall continue to criticize plans to build it, describing the proposals as ineffective and xenophobic. Along with environmentalists, several other organisations and groups have sued the Federal Government in an effort to halt construction.
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