House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: We’re Already Laying Groundwork For Border Wall Legislation

Not waiting for Trump to take office...

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Congress isn’t waiting for President-elect Donald Trump’s swearing-in to move on the issue of immigration, saying the wheels are in motion on prepping legislation needed to build Mr. Trump’s pledged U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Mr. McCarthy said he has helped put a team in place “so when we’re sworn in … we are able to move the legislation needed to start building the wall.”

Mr. McCarthy also said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said earlier this week that Chicago will always be a “sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants, should focus on the security of his city and the number of murders there.

“This is not new legislation that we have to move — this is just enacting current law into the process,” he said.
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