Although Donald Trump has not given the American people a clear agenda of how he would like to “make America great and safe again,” he has made it clear that he wants a wall built to keep Mexicans out of the country.
On the presidential hopeful’s website, he details how the wall would be paid for, which he estimates to cost between $5 to $10 billion.
Of course, Mexico will pay for the wall.
“It’s an easy decision for Mexico: Make a one-time payment of 5 to 10 billion dollars to ensure that 24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year,” according to his website.
The $24 billion Trump references is the amount of money Mexican nationals make in the United States and send back to their families in Mexico.
If the Mexican government doesn’t pay for the wall, Trump says there are “several ways to compel” them to, including stopping money from leaving the U.S. by requiring that before any transaction takes place, the person sending the money has to prove they are in the U.S. legally.
If Mexico still doesn’t oblige, he says he’ll begin “tougher enforcement on trade tariffs and existing trade rules.”
Then he’ll start “canceling visas,” calling the hundreds of thousands of visas granted to Mexican nationals every year “one of our greatest leverage points.”
Finally, if Mexico still doesn’t pay, visa fees will be increased and that money will be used to pay for the wall.