Donald Trump Explains What He Will Do If Mexico Doesn't Pay For A Border Wall

Being asked for specifics on many of his policies, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has finally explained how he plans to get Mexico to pay for his proposed border wall in a two-page memo to The Washington Post.

The Post reports, “In the memo, Trump said he would threaten to change a rule under the USA Patriot Act antiterrorism law to cut off a portion of the funds sent to Mexico through money transfers, commonly known as remittances. The threat would be withdrawn if Mexico made ‘a one-time payment of $5-10 billion’ to pay for the border wall, he wrote.”

Trump states in the memo, “It’s an easy decision for Mexico." The Post shared that Mexicans living outside their home country sent roughly $25 billion home in 2015. Trump writes in the memo that “the majority of that amount comes from illegal aliens.”

The Post notes that the money comes from all over the world. Economists say this cash flow is critical for the Mexican economy. In addition, the memo suggests increased trade tariffs, visa cancelations and increasing border-crossing card fees could help aid in the plan to make Mexico pay for the wall.

Trump estimates the wall to cost around $8 billion.

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