VIGILANTES HELPED STEVE BANNON’S GROUP WITH PRIVATE BORDER WALL NEAR EL PASO | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

VIGILANTES HELPED STEVE BANNON’S GROUP WITH PRIVATE BORDER WALL NEAR EL PASO

SOURCE: THE INTERCEPT
PEOPLE IN THE El Paso area were stunned to learn on Memorial Day that a new segment of border wall had just sprung up in their midst, seemingly out of nowhere. Though it is already hundreds of feet long and snakes up a high mountain, it was initiated secretly, in just a few days, on private property that for long has been so off-limits to the public that even reporters have feared going near.

The massive, imposing barrier is planned to be about a half-mile long. It’s being erected by We Build the Wall Inc., a crowdfunded effort spearheaded by ultra-right military veteran Brian Kolfage. In December, Kolfage called for people to donate for a privately funded border wall to be built on private land. He said his plan would bypass problems created by Congress, the courts, and legal opponents such as the American Civil Liberties Union.

Anti-immigrant hard-liners closely associated with Trump, including Steve Bannon, Kris Kobach, and Tom Tancredo, joined the effort as advisers. Jared Kushner also got on board. Kolfage started searching for private property on the border, and he found a piece near El Paso. But he didn’t find it by himself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, for any of you who actually know me, you will find me a lover of all people, from everywhere.

But We, as a People, have some very hard choices to make about immigration.

When I was a kid, growing up in Burbank, California, it was made very clear to me, by my parents, that I needed every possible skill to become a contributing member of society.

Language was critical; being able to do simple math... was critical. These were the life lessons my Mom and Dad worked tirelessly, to instill in me; and those values took hold, to the point where, at this point in my life, I am an entrepreneur and published composer, who has a very clear vision of who she is, and what her capabilities are.

Illegal... is not a race. It is the description of anyone who comes here illegally, and expects that the US government will pay for their kids' education; for their health care; and for their sustenance, having broken the laws of this country, to be here.

And the logical question, from someone who has lived here all her life, approaching their alleged "golden years", but still working pretty much full time, is ...why?!?

What the heck did I ever do to these people?!?

And the short answer is, nothing.

So why should I be expected to pay for healthcare, education, and sustenance of people who have broken American law, to be here?!?

The short answer is, I shouldn't have to.

This is not the America of Emma Lazarus, who gave us the beautiful poem "Give me your tired, your poor... your huddled masses earning to breathe free." This is the America where people who can do computer code are welcomed, because these days, computers run most businesses, and most manufacturing. People with skills, welcome; and sorry; this country cannot become the place where non-achievers can totally rely on the Federal government to help them out, when they have absolutely nothing to give back.

That... is simply the reality of 21st century life in the USA.

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