Past Features

May 6, 2016

Border Issue Persists

Fox News -- April 14, 2016  
Trump vows Mexico border wall will be built within two years
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that his proposed wall across the U.S.-Mexico border would be completed within two years.
    "I would say it would be complete within two years from the time we start, we'll start quickly," Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity at a town hall in Pittsburgh, Pa. "We'll start quickly, and it will be a real wall. It will be a real wall."
    The self-imposed deadline was the most detail Trump has offered about his controversial proposal aimed at preventing illegal immigration. At one point, the crowd at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall began chanting "Build the wall! Build the wall!"

Bill O'Reilly Tells Former Mexican President Border Wall Is 'Actually Humane'  
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly continued his ardent support for a proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border on Wednesday, telling the country's former president such a structure “is actually humane.”
    O'Reilly told Vicente Fox, who was Mexico's leader from 2000 to 2006, that the wall --- an idea presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump popularized --- would “cut down on people and drug smuggling.” Fox argued that measures like a languishing immigration reform act proposed more than a decade ago would actually be better for both countries. But the host wasn't having it:
    O'Reilly: Patrolled vigilantly on both sides, on both sides, I think a border wall is actually humane. Because it would cut down on people and drug smuggling, two things that injure human beings as you know. So where am I going wrong?
    My hypothesis is that the wall would save lives, alright? Would be good for Mexico and the United States. Because it would take a lot of the power away from the smugglers, many of whom are cartel members and it would save, you know how people are abused. Poor people trying to get el norte. They are abused by these coyotes. You know that.