McCaul pro­poses ‘se­cu­rity toll’ on Mex­ico to fund Trump wall

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Stephen Dinan

House Home­land Se­cu­rity Chair­man Michael T. McCaul on Fri­day pro­posed a new “se­cu­rity toll” he said the U.S. could as­sess on all vis­i­tors from Mex­ico, with the money go­ing to fund Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump’s plans for a bor­der wall.

Mr. McCaul, who is au­di­tion­ing for Home­land Se­cu­rity sec­re­tary in the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion, also said in a com­men­tary on Fox News that other Latin Amer­i­can coun­tries’ vis­i­tors should pay the fee given that il­le­gal im­mi­grants from Cen­tral Amer­ica have over­taken Mex­i­cans as the ma­jor­ity of bor­der-jumpers.

The Texas Repub­li­can, who has faced crit­i­cism from some bor­der se­cu­rity groups for not be­ing strict enough on il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion, laid out a long list of moves he sup­ports, start­ing with can­cel­ing Pres­i­dent Obama’s de­por­ta­tion amnesties, cre­at­ing a new sys­tem to make sure vis­i­tors leave when their visas ex­pire and re­vamp­ing the asy­lum sys­tem to pre­vent it from be­ing abused.

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