House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy 

Rep. Kevin McCarthy has announced that he'll introduce a bill later this week to fully fund a border wall.

Titled "Build the Wall, Enforce the Law," the legislation will include $23.4 billion for construction of the wall, McCarthy told Fox News, and it will also include provisions to stop sanctuary cities, prevent "illegals from voting in elections" and remove MS-13 gang members from the country.

"For decades, America's inability to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration has encouraged millions to undertake a dangerous journey to come here in violation of our laws and created a huge loophole to the legal channels to the immigration process where America welcomes immigrants to our country," McCarthy told The Californian through a spokesperson Thursday. 

"President Trump's election was a wake-up call to Washington. The American people want us to build the wall and enforce the law."

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Muhammad Fatwa al Jihad

The Candyman tells it like it is: buy votes.


Interesting comments here. Mostly emotional, mostly ignorant & most are ignoring or intentionally forgetting our past immigration ROOT PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS!
"The Wall" IS being built for all the right reasons that IT HAS EXISTED SINCE 1924!
"On May 28, 1924, Congress passed the Labor Appropriation Act of 1924, officially establishing the U.S. Border Patrol for the purpose of securing the borders between inspection stations. In 1925 its duties were expanded to patrol the seacoast."
These are some tracking modes:
Boundary Treaty of 1970,
(Mexico–United States barrier - Wikipedia)
McCarran Walter Immigration Act , Operation Wxtback, Hart-Celler Act,
Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) -- >>(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_immigration_to_the_United_States)
Opinion? Our ADIZ ("The Barrier") would be a good place for "Walls".


Wait Kevin!!! Don’t build that wall just yet. Let’s run all the liberals to the south and THEN build the wall to keep them out. They love Mexico and South America so much, let them live there. Think about it libs. You can all live like queens and princesses.


Kevin McCarthy would do well spending some time in his district and listening to his constituents. Today was the beginning of the annual veterans Stand Down. No McCarthy. Event after event in Kern and no McCarthy. We are important sir. We put you in office. Instead of being engaged with your seniors, veterans or constituents you’d rather kiss up to Trump knowing how well WALLS do in history. You’re probably expecting for Californians to pay for it too since California houses many of “those” people, you know criminals or otherwise immigrants who do nothing except the jobs others don’t want. You Mr. McCarthy Work for us, your constituents. Your track record leads little doubt we should do everything to fire you and pick someone who will represent the people here, at least enough to grace us with their presence every now and then.


Here's the number to his DC office: (202) 225-2915
And the Bako office on Empire Dr: (661) 327-3611


trump says the day before his inauguration at a lucheon "where's kevin" and mccarthy runs up to him like a puppy... "there's my kevin" trump says. the veterans stand down at Stramler Park was from 8-3pm today, where were you? a representative from your office was your face. was your alliance with trump or our farmers( your constituents)when 12 million dollars went to farmers in the red voting states and not kern county farmers? what do you do for this district? hiding with your millionaire D.C GOP posse? having FUN at Mar-a-largo? putting your face in the media 3.5 weeks before election day as if you are not a fake representative? giving the illusion that you are tough on immigration but kern county has a significant agricultural business/base, that because CHEAP labor gives greater profits to your farmer constituents, hires from South America. FAKE kevin mccarthy. kern county, get out and vote...that is how we will change the good 'ol boys club of kern and bakersfield! November 6....November 6 tatiana matta


"Elections have consequences"...losers. You'll figure it out again in about three weeks...


Amen sir!


One tunnel will put your $23.4 billion to waste. There are already several.


Our entire immigation process needs to be corrected and everyone acknowledges that but a $23.4 billion wall is not a fix. Once again Congressman McCarthy's desire to be the Speaker of the House requires his loyalty to stupidity. If walls were a solution there would be no crime where ever there is a fence.


This thread's comment section has made me so full of hope for Bakersfield. The wall is the stupidest idea of all of Trump's ideas, and the worst part is...it's all a lie. We will never build that wall. Ever. And thank God for that.


oh god..$23.4 billion...KevinMc makes me nauseous...as a home grown BakoBoy from Miss Freise's Maternity Hospital in the fifties...having spent 4 years in the Army in Berlin behind a wall in the 70's....and remembering Reagan saying to tear down that Wall....its time to Vote Blue in 2018..its time to castrate these white devils and End the Hate...this Patch has been the armpit of California 4 way 2 long ....there has to be a better way

Steve Ramsey

Kudo's to Congressman McCarthy for putting forth this legislation. This is exactly why we elected Donald Trump President. I don't know anyone who is not for building The Wall. The sooner the better. I am sick of our taxpayers dollars being wasted on illegal immigrants years after year after year. Enough is enough!!


You don't know anyone who is not for building the wall? Hahaha, get out of your cul-de-sac and go talk to people who don't look like you. You're swallowing the Fox News pill without even thinking twice about it. Taxpayer dollars "wasted" on people who were once exactly like your ancestors (assuming you're not a full-blooded Native American, Steve Ramsey). It's actual Americans who commit the most crimes in this country. They're the people you should be worried about, not the people coming across to make this country better.


Leave it to the Republicans to try to solve a 21st century problem with a 6th century solution. Since Trump doesn't read and has little knowledge of history maybe some others may consider how well the history of walls to keep out other populations work. think The Great Wall of China and the Maginot Line. The other day another tunnel was discovered so how many haven't been? Have any of those Republicans given thought to how many are here illegally having entered legally on short term visas and overstayed? How about other abuses by people from Asia flying in to give birth to anchor babies? The problem with Republicans is they propose simplistic solutions to complex problems. The problem with voters is they like simple solutions no matter that they don't work.

Kathy for equality

I certainly don't want this wall built, and neither do most of the people I know in Bakersfield. We don't need it to have safe borders. There are much better and less expensive ways. We need better infrastructure and no cuts in Medicare and Social Security which McCarthy voted for. We paid for those, and so many of us need those to live. Spend the money on that and protection for our environment rather than a wall.


Could Mr. Bobblehead whose whole job is about standing behind his orangeness and nodding be any more of a brown noser? Yes, let's stop the influx of cheap crop pickers because Americans are lining up to replace them. I can't wait till the only thing orange on Trump is his jumpsuit. His coiff will then make him look like Lex Luthor.

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