Trump would target remittances to try to force Mexico to fund wall

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in MilwaukeeDonald Trump proposed on Tuesday forcing Mexico to pay for his planned wall along the U.S. border by threatening to block remittances from illegal immigrants that he said amounted to “welfare” for poor families in Mexico that their government does not provide. The Republican presidential candidate’s campaign said in a memo that if elected in November, Trump would use a U.S. anti-terrorism law to cut off money transfers from illegal immigrants to Mexico unless it made a one-time payment of $5 billion to $10 billion for the wall.

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