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house Bill H.R. 1813

Border Wall Funding Act of 2017

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Title

Border Wall Funding Act of 2017

Official Title

To amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to impose a fee for remittance transfers to certain foreign countries, and for other purposes.

Summary

Border Wall Funding Act of 2017 This bill amends the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to require a remittance transfer provider to collect from the sender a remittance fee of 2% of the U.S. dollar amount to be transferred to a recipient in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Aruba, Curacao, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, or Argentina. Such fees shall be submitted to the Treasury to be expended for improving border security. By September 30, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shall provide a system for remittance transfer providers to: (1) submit such fees, and (2) retain a portion of such fees to cover administrative costs. The bill establishes penalties for individuals who, with intent to evade such fee, request or facilitate an initial transfer of such remittance to a recipient located in a different country. Countries that aid or harbor an individual conspiring to avoid the fee shall be ineligible to receive foreign assistance or participate in the visa waiver program or any other programs at the discretion of the Departments of Homeland Security, Treasury, and State.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
      Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    IntroducedMarch 30th, 2017
    H.R. 1813 - To amend the Electronic Fund Transfer Act to impose a fee for remittance transfers to certain foreign countries, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] Cosponsors: Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]* Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]* Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5]* Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8]* Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7]* Rep. Kelly, Trent [R-MS-1]* Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1]* Text of bill: https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr1813/BILLS-115hr1813ih.pdf Considering the amount of American dollars that illegal aliens and other people send to their families living in the foreign countries listed in the bill, and possibly to drug cartels in many instances, I think this bill is a good idea. I hope we have a more reliable means than this, though, for funding the wall! I VOTE YEA! Tax these people to the max! That's that much less we taxpayers will have to pay to protect our borders! #BuildTheWall US Marine Patrolling US Border Has A Terrifying Warning For Americans After What He Found VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es9UaEOZ7h0 To all of you out there who think those of us who supported, and voted for, then candidate Donald Trump because we are xenophobic and racist, here is your wake up call. A former United States Marine Patrolling the Mexico-Texas Border has a chilling message for you and all Americans. http://washingtonfeed.com/watch-former-u-s-marine-patrolling-border-issues-horrifying-warning-to-american-cities.html “In an interview with Dennis Michael Lynch, a former U.S. Marine who served in the Middle East is now an active member of a border group that patrols the southern border. He is a former bomb expert trained by the Department of Defense. Known to his pals as “Talon,” he shared his thoughts about the “other than Mexicans” that have been coming through the border for years. “The Chinese and Middle Eastern people coming through the border are not coming here to cut our lawns and wash dishes. They hate us with a passion,” said Talon. When referring to the Muslims who hate the U.S. he said, “We are the infidels and they think we deserve to die.” DML asked him how long until another 9/11? Talon answered, “I’m shocked it hasn’t happened yet. Let me tell you that once they figure out how to get a nuke through the border, we will lose a U.S. city.” There are congressional reports that reveal the drug cartels work with terror groups from the Middle East.” All this isn’t news to those of us already living in border states. We see what’s coming in on a daily basis. Our cities are being overrun by gang crime like never before. The best of the best doesn’t just walk across our borders. These aren’t children with “Divinity in their Eyes” as Nancy Pelosi calls them. Since President Trump’s inauguration, there has been a sharp decrease in illegals crossing the border illegally, but we won’t be secure until the wall is built and we are able to stop them completely. Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent official letters to the 9 different cities, counties and the whole state of California ordering them to stop the madness and let The Department of Homeland Security and ICE do their job. If not they will be punished by ceasing to send these 9 entities federal funds. I know my home state of California can’t survive long on its own although liberals and loony politicians actually believe it can. Maybe legalizing Marihuana in this state wasn’t such a great idea after all. To all you Liberals out there, please, stop with the finger pointing and accusations. This isn’t about being bigoted, Islamophobic, Xenophobic, or whatever “phobic” you want to invent next. It’s about our very survival of as a nation, as a culture and as a people. If you need to, pretend the bad people slipping in through the border are Christians and Jews. I’m sure if they were you would have no issue whatsoever in building a wall to stop them, but please to play with our security and very existence only because you believe in the madness that is Political Correctness. ______________________ FOLLOW us on Facebook at Freedom Daily! https://www.facebook.com/FreedomDailyNews/ Al Waisman Al ran for the California State Assembly in his home district in 2010 and garnered more votes than any other Republican since 1984. He’s worked on multiple political campaigns and was communications director for the Ron Nehring for California Lt. Governor campaign during the primaries in 2014. He has also held multiple positions within his local Republican Central Committee including Secretary, and Vice President of his local California Republican Assembly chapter. While also being an ongoing delegate to the California Republican Party for almost a decade. http://freedomdaily.com/marine-border-warning/
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    If you lock your doors at night then you should be for the wall. If you don't want a wall then tear down your front door. It's the same thing. I personally would like to have a sturdy front door on our country that we can lock.
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    If you want piss money away, send me a check. Seriously, you've got communities, gullies, a river, endangered species, and private property rights to consider. A cheaper alternative is reform immigration and create a farmer's work program for in/out of Mexico. These Mexicans did not steal our jobs; that was said because the GOP can get gullible people to vote for them. Immigration is what makes America GREAT.
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    Building a wall is a waste of funding and resources. Immigration should be dealt with by providing funding and resources to the U.S. Immigration and state human health/social service agencies.
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    No wall
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    MAGA, Starts with safety first.
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    No wall
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