Sen. Ted Cruz has a plan to build the wall
by Ryan Ackerman
One of the most heated and debated issues of the 2016 election cycle, a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, is still making headlines. With the financing of President Trump's wall coming under heat, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has a plan to make everyone happy.
On Monday, the Texas Senator proposed the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act, or the El Chapo Act.
Cruz seeks to use the 14-billion dollars the U.S is trying to seize from the infamous drug-lord, Joaquin Guzman, as well as any other money seized from Mexican drug-lords to build the wall.
After numerous escapes from Mexican prisons, Guzman was extradited to the United States in January. El Chapo is being held in a maximum security prison in New York City.
Guzman is being tried for a myriad of illegal activities he has undertaken as the leader of one of the largest and most famous drug cartels in the world.
The wall has become a very popular option for securing the southern border among Republicans. With the ever growing influx of illegal aliens and drugs over the Mexican border, it is important that the United States increases its security.
Even Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama have supported the construction of a barrier on the southern border, both voting for the 2006 Secure Fence Act.
With the cost of the wall varying between 12-22 million depending on the report, the funds from El Chapo may not even be enough to turn one of Trump's biggest campaign promises into reality.
However, with the Democrats very hesitant to pass a spending bill that allocates any funds for a border wall, Cruz's proposal may be an innovative way for the Republicans to get their wall without having to shut down the government over the budget.