I dunno. This might get Mexico to crack down pretty quickly.
Basically, the idea is that you remove $2K from Mexico’s foreign aid for every illegal caught.
According to Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner:
A border lawmaker had drawn up a plan to pay for the wall in part by fining Mexico and other countries $2,000 for every illegal immigrant caught crossing into the United States.
Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs, who has made is mark on Washington in just his first term, is pushing a plan that includes the tax on illegals and other ways to pay for the border wall demanded by President Trump.
With up some 400,000 illegal immigrants being apprehended at the border yearly, his tax could raise $800 million a year. Immigration groups claim that an equal amount of illegal immigrants get into the U.S. annually.
As Biggs notes in a statement, it’s a sham that a Republican-controlled Congress failed to enact significant spending for President Trump’s border wall. I guess they weren’t listening during the campaign. Which is exactly the problem with the GOP establishment.