Senator Cruz Proposes Using Billions Seized from Drug Lord “El Chapo” to Fund Border Wall

Senator Cruz wants to take the money seized in drug raids and use $16 billion to fund the construction of the border wall with Mexico. This serves the dual purposes of funding the construction of the wall, and getting around the objections some Republicans have to placing funds for the wall in the budget.

“Fourteen billion dollars will go a long way toward building a wall that will keep Americans safe and hinder the illegal flow of drugs, weapons, and individuals across our southern border,” Senator Cruz stated, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from the senator’s office. “Ensuring the safety and security of Texans is one of my top priorities.”

Of course, it's more than just Texans who will benefit from this. Americans would be made more secure at the expense of one of the organizations that is working so hard to endanger their lives — the drug cartels.

Senator Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday. “The U.S. Government is currently seeking the criminal forfeiture of more than $14 billion in drug proceeds and illicit profits from El Chapo, the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel who was recently extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous alleged drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering,” Cruz stated.

Cruz has launched a petition to forward this effort. You can find that HERE

Source: Breitbart



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