All that needs to be done is to enforce the already existing laws.
Donald Trump says he will force Mexico to pay for a border wall as president by threatening to cut off the flow of billions of dollars in payments that immigrants send home to the country, an idea that could decimate the Mexican economy and set up an unprecedented showdown between the United States and a key diplomatic ally.
In a two-page memo to The Washington Post, Trump outlined for the first time how he would seek to force Mexico to pay for his 1,000-mile border fence, which Trump has made a cornerstone of his presidential campaign and which has been repeatedly scoffed at by current and former Mexican leaders.
The proposal would jeopardize a stream of cash that many economists say is vital for Mexico’s struggling economy. But the feasibility of Trump’s plan is unclear both legally and politically, and also would test the bounds of a president’s executive powers in seeking to pressure another country.
Existing law already covers every single point of Trumps immigration platform. It’s one of the reasons that he gets so much support. People want the laws enforced. Not ignored simply for vote buying.
I also warned long before passage that the Patriot Act contained draconian powers never before granted to the executive branch. Almost all of Trump’s proposals are possible because of powers granted to the president via the Patriot Act.