Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Trump Memo: Mexico Pays or I Cut Off Remittances
Donald Trump says he'll force Mexico to pay for a border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars Mexican immigrants send home — a plan whose feasibility is unclear both legally and politically, and which would test the bounds of a president's executive powers to pressure another country, The Washington Post reports.
A two-page memo sent to the newspaper by the Republican presidential front-runner gives details of his key campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the 1,000-mile barrier between the United States and its key diplomatic ally to the south.
In his proposal, Trump threatens to change a rule under the Patriot Act anti-terrorism law to cut off money transfers sent to Mexico, and adds he'd withdraw the threat if Mexico makes "a one-time payment of $5 to $10 billion" to finance the wall, the Post reported


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