DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, if elected president, will build at 55-ft. wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Dutere, if elected, is aiming much higher.
Recent statements by the Davao City mayor challenged both the U.S. and Australia to sever their tieswith the Philippines if he gets elected president. He was reacting to the Australian and American ambassadors’ criticism of his video clip in which he joked about the serial rape and murder of a female Australian missionary, saying “the mayor should have been first in line.”
Today, Duterte promised that if elected president, he will build a 71-ft. wall around the Philippine islands to keep foreign governments from interfering with the country’s and his administration’s domestic policies.
Why 71? That’s how old he is.
Welcome to P.I. (Philippine Islands). Make that Philippine Isolationist islands.
TORONTO, Canada (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that the Canadian government will soon build a wall along the U.S.-Canada border to keep out Americans expected to flee once Donald Trump is elected president of the United States.
Today’s announcement is a dose of Trump’s own medicine. When he launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, he announced that he will build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to prevent Mexicans and others from entering the country. Trump said that he will ask Mexico to pay for the cost of building the great wall. Recently, he said he had just decided to make the wall 10 feet higher than his original plan.
Similary, Trudeau said that his government will bill the Trump administration for the cost of building the U.S. northern border.
As the probability of a Trump presidency becomes stronger by the day, many Americans have vowed to flee the U.S. for Canada and other countries in Europe.
The handsome prime minister said that Americans can still enter Canada legally, with a valid visa. However, he said only Americans from the red states will be required to secure visas. Those from the blue states can enter Canada visa-free for a period of 90 days.
LAREDO, Texas (The Adobo Chronicles) – Emboldened by the recent ruling of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court which upheld a lower court decision blocking the implementation of a series of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration, Texas today announced that it will build a wall around the state’s entire perimeter.
A three-judge panel ruled against the Obama administration on a 2-1 vote in Texas v. United States, upholding a lower court’s injunction against two programs. Obama created one of the programs, called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA, and expanded another, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA in a unilateral effort to reshape the U.S. immigration system after the 2014 midterm elections.
Governor Greg Abbott said that the “great wall” will not only prevent Mexicans from illegally crossing the border but also keep undocumented immigrants already in the U.S. out of the Lone Star state. “This will mean millions of dollars in savings on the part of the state government which otherwise would be spent on providing services to undocumented immigrants, including health insurance, food stamps and and housing,” Abbott said.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he fully supports the Texas move and promised to donate $1 Billion of his own money to help in the building of the great wall. He says all he wants in return are giant billboards along the wall with the message: “Built through the generosity of Donald Trump.”
Meanwhile, the Obama administration says it will appeal the Circuit Court’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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