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OpinionWalls Don’t Stop Migrants, But Tariffs Might

17:46  11 february  2019
17:46  11 february  2019 Source:   dailycaller.com

2,000 migrants expected to arrive in Mexican border town neighboring Eagle Pass, Texas

2,000 migrants expected to arrive in Mexican border town neighboring Eagle Pass, Texas The Mexican border town of Piedras Negras was expecting the arrival of 2,000 Central American migrants on Monday, according to Guatemalan Consul Tekandi Paniagua in Del Rio, Texas. The city is on the Rio Grande river, across from Eagle Pass, Texas. The migrants -- of whom about 1,300 are from Honduras, 200 are from Guatemala and 400-500 are from El Salvador -- were being transported by state authorities from Saltillo, Mexico to Piedras Negras, according to Paniagua. Authorities gave the migrants access to 50 buses. Half of the fleet had arrived in the Mexican border city by Monday evening, Paniagua said.

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NACO, Ariz. — John Ladd has two old pickups he uses to bang around his ranch, which rambles for 10 miles beside the Mexico line. One’s a red Chevy that not long ago carried the body of yet another border crosser who had died on his property.

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In his 2019 State of the Union address, President Trump outlined a moral duty to build a wall along the southern U.S. border to prevent illegal immigration. But it’s not likely that he’ll receive congressional approval or funding for it. Democrats included no funding for a wall in their recent budget proposal, and with only a few days left until the January budget compromise ends, it’s likely that a return to a government shutdown is just around the corner.

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Highly respected Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of Senate Intelligence, said today that, after an almost two year investigation, he saw no evidence of Russia collusion. “We don ’ t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia.”

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But there are policy options available that could satisfy both sides. New research suggests that although a border wall is unlikely to prevent illegal immigration, there are other policy changes that can prevent the need for it in the first place.

One way to estimate the effects of a wall is to look at past build-outs along the southern border. Researchers from Stanford and Dartmouth examined the Secure Fences Act of 2006, which built an additional 548 miles of wall, on top of 100 miles already present, across the southern border of the U.S. Their research showed that the wall only reduced the number of Mexican workers present in the U.S. by 0.6 percent.

In addition, the researchers found it’s likely to cost more to build the wall than it will benefit U.S. workers. The cost per person for the 658-miles wall was estimated at about $7. On the other hand, the ones who benefited, only a portion of U.S. workers, gained less than 40 cents. Given this research, a border wall is unlikely to stop illegal immigrants from entering the country while being a net loss to the U.S. economy as a whole.

U.S. will let just 20 migrants per day in caravan cross Texas border

U.S. will let just 20 migrants per day in caravan cross Texas border Eagle Pass, Texas, is not staffed to process large numbers of migrants seeking asylum, and the U.S. is not adding officials who could speed up the process.

Mexico may lack the size, stature and economic might of its northern neighbour, but analysts say the country Leaving Nafta would subject Mexico to average tariffs established by WTO rules of 5.2 Another option for Mexico would be to stop detaining and deporting migrants from Central America

US President Donald Trump has advised Spain to build a wall across the Sahara desert to keep out migrants , according to the Spanish foreign minister. Speaking at a lunch event in Madrid this week, Foreign Minister Josep Borrell recounted a meeting where he said Trump shrugged off the scepticism

Even if walls prevented illegal immigration in the past, there’s no guarantee they will do the same today. In fact, the primary sources of illegal immigration are different today than they were in 2006. Research from the Center for Migration Studies shows that visa overstays “significantly exceeded illegal border crossings during each of the last seven years.” Of all illegal immigrants in 2017, 62 percent first entered the country with legal visas and stayed in the U.S. after their visas expired. People who enter legally, but then stay past their visa’s expiration date won’t be deterred by a wall.

A more cost-effective and promising solution to the problems that illegal immigration creates is to streamline immigration processes. There are at least two ways to do this without requiring a drastic overhaul of the current system.

The first is making processing asylum claims easier. The government shutdown meant the cancellation of almost 43,000immigration court hearings, further burying immigration judges who are already overburdened. Before the shutdown, each judge was responsible for almost 2,000 casesapiece, and now they even are further behind. One simple fix for this judicial backlogis to allow the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) staff that already handles initial processing for asylum cases to complete cases that pass the initial screening instead of handing off those cases to immigration courts.

History Shows That Big, Beautiful Border Walls Work Extremely Well

History Shows That Big, Beautiful Border Walls Work Extremely Well From the Trojan Wall to Hadrian's Wall to the Great Wall of China to the Servian Wall, walls are pretty good at keeping people out as well as in.

Border walls may seem to draw clear lines, but they can have unintentional consequences, as USA TODAY's Kim Hjelmgaard shows us in Europe. "They think Kubekhazais a dangerous place because of the migrants . Yet we have no migrants here anymore, and the wall is not doing anything.

African migrants sit atop a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla, Oct. Unfortunately, history often repeats itself and citizens forget. Thus, walls and fences have been proliferating in Europe over the past 12 years

The second is through immigration tariffs. The tariff system, which immigration policy expert Alex Nowrasteh recently published a new report on, would sell a new visa category to potential immigrants, called “gold” cards. Foreigners who obtained a gold card would be allowed to work and live in the U.S. without directly leading to citizenship. The system would create a new and clear line for people who want to come to the U.S. to work while bringing financial benefits to the country. Nowrasteh calls the plan a “fiscal double whammy.” The first benefit it brings in arethe additional tax dollars.

Because most immigrants put more into public coffers over their lifetimes than they take out, the immigration tariff system would be a boon to government funds. The second is the actual tariff revenue itself. The revenues, according to the new report, could range from $1,000 to as much as $300,000, depending on the relevant skills of the individual buying the gold card.

At a more fundamental level, research shows that immigrants are a boon to the areas that they move into. More people in an area means more shoppers at local stores. In turn, local businesses can then expand and hire more workers. And this isn’t just abstract economic theory. Research by economists Giovanni Peri and Andri Chassamboulli shows exactly these results using data from the U.S. and Mexico.

US Steel cites Trump in resuming construction project

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A "big new wall " is going to be built around the port of Calais to prevent migrants and refugees entering the UK, Britain's Immigration Minister has confirmed.

Finding solutions to illegal immigration that work for everyone is a vital part of resolving the government shutdown cycle we now find ourselves in. Empowering DHS staff to grant asylum claims shrinks bureaucratic hurdles. They can go from middlemen to part of the solution to the growing backlog of asylum claims.

While streamlining applications will deal with the current problems, immigration tariffs will prevent future obstacles. The gold card for immigrants seeking to work in the U.S. will prevent the backlog from growing again while the funds will be available to reinforce existing border protections and the Border Patrol. Policymakers should explore policies like these that benefit everyone and will avoid another government shutdown.

Josh T. Smith is a research manager at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University, where he specializes in immigration policy. Hane Crevelari is a fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of The Daily Caller.

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain a group of 103 migrants near Lukeville.
U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo Station in southwest Arizona found 103 Central Americans in the desert west of Lukeville on Monday.

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