Republicans in the House of Representatives hope to offer President-elect Donald Trump an alternate plan to his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, a first test by lawmakers from his own party of one of his key campaign promises.
Just a day after Trump’s stunning election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, congressional aides told Reuters the lawmakers wanted to meet with Trump’s advisers to discuss a less costly option to his “big, beautiful, powerful wall.”
The plan would involve more border fencing and additional border staffing with federal agents, many of whom belong to labor unions that supported Trump’s candidacy, the aides said.
Double layers of fencing would be extended along parts of the roughly 2,000-mile (3,200-km) border, rather than constructing a brick-and-mortar wall, according to the proposal.
A House Republican aide and a Department of Homeland Security official said a wall was not realistic because it would block visibility for border agents and cut through rugged terrain, as well as bodies of water and private land.
The House aide said House Republicans working on the alternative plan were waiting for Trump’s transition team to be put in place before setting a date for the meeting.
A spokesman for Trump did not respond to a request for comment on the lawmakers’ proposal or their desired meeting.
Mexico said on Wednesday that it would not pay for a border wall, as Trump has pledged.
Click here for full article
more recommended stories
Meet the new Mexican Congress and its Sixty-Fourth Legislature
As we all know on July.
Activists clean up cenotes in Yucatan
The garbage accumulated in the Yucatan.
Yucatán, not initially included in the Maya Train project is now a key role player
During the second meeting of the.
Mérida is ready for “La Feria del Pib” on Sunday October 28
The time of one of the.
“Michael” caused another massive arrival of sargassum to the coasts of Quintana Roo
Hurricane “Michael” generated rains, strong winds.
Quintana Roo’s Yum Balam Reserve bans plastic
The Official Gazette of the Federation.
SEDECULTA’s museums and theaters will be part of La Noche Blanca in its tenth edition
The tenth edition of La Noche.
Yucatán is ready for “Festival de las Ánimas”
The government of Yucatan announced that.
Mexico has 10 new Magic Towns
The following locations are added to.
Canada to become the largest country in the world to fully legalize recreational marijuana
This week, Canada becomes the second.