Schumer Statement On Republican Proposal To Force Middle Class, Not Mexico, To Pay For Border Wall

January 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement following statements from the White House proposing a tariff on goods imported from Mexico to fund the President’s border wall:

“Instead of having Mexico pay for the wall, President Trump, Speaker Ryan and Washington Republicans would have the American middle class pay for the wall. The costs for everything from groceries, to cars, to office supplies would go up by 20%, making it harder for middle-class families to pay for things they need every day.”