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Bill O’Reilly Won’t Give Up On The Republican Leader’s Border Wall Idea

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Once again, ladies and gentlemen, Bill O’Reilly and his border wall love affair.

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox sat down with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly to talk about the border wall, and it was as uneducated and racist as you might expect. From the beginning, O’Reilly began professing his love for the would-be structure. Like, the dude seriously thinks building a wall is the most reasonable and responsible way to deal with immigration. You know, because forcibly keeping people out is how the United States has always rolled, right O’Reilly? LOL nope. Just ask his own ancestors. (Because he is of Irish decent, not Native American.)

“Here’s my take on this, and you tell me where I’m wrong,” O’Reilly told Vicente Fox at the start of the interview. “Patrolled vigilantly on both side, on both sides, I think a border wall is actually humane because it would cut down on people and drug smuggling. Two things that injure human beings, as you know. So, where am I going wrong?”

Well, here’s a quick rough draft of where you’ve been wrong on the border wall.

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That didn’t stop O’Reilly from continuing on his campaign to get Fox to agree with a border wall.

Fox brought out some facts, like the immigration bill that has been laying dormant in Congress that would address the immigration concerns of lil’ O’Reilly.

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“There are two better and less costly walls,” Fox started using the wall metaphor for something much bigger and realistic. “One is to approve the initiative, the bill, the migration bill that has been sitting in U.S. Congress for 10 years now presented by Senator McCain and Senator Kennedy. That bill brings a solution to migration, a solution to illegal or undocumented…”

But before Fox could finish, O’Reilly began spouting incorrect information to make an invalid point.

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“But the American people in every poll, Mr. President, have made it clear they’re not going to support anything until they get the wall up to stop the millions of people coming in,” O’Reilly told Fox. This despite the fact that a recent poll negates his claim. According to the Pew Research Center, 62 percent of people oppose the wall. SIXTY-TWO PERCENT.

Listen, O’Reilly, next time you start trying to prove a point, make sure you have the facts right. For starters, a bit of advice, not ALL Americans are Republicans.

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READ: Bill O’Reilly Asked Jorge Ramos If Supporting Donald Trump’s Wall Plan Makes Him Racist

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Mexican Men Are Going To Jail For Growing Flowers – Yes, Flowers

Poppy farmers, heroin

Because of the troubled economy and high drug demand in the U.S., Mexican citizens who used to rely on farming and cattle raising to make a living now turn to one choice for survival: poppy farming.

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“For us, the sowing of poppy is very important because in the mountain we don’t have another way to make a living,” said Rodrigo, a poppy farmer. “We don’t have livestock, pigs, chicken or corn.”

In 2014, a quarter of a million pounds of heroin were exported from Mexico into the U.S. All of the sap used to make the heroin came from illegal poppy farms and sold to drug dealers.

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Yes, that’s a lot. Rodrigo, for example, has a poppy farm on 2.5 acres of land where he produces about 44 pounds of sap. Each of those pounds he produces earns him about $690, which amounts to $30,000 in just one season. That’s A LOT of money in Mexico where the dollar is worth 17 pesos, currently.

But it’s not that easy to cash in.

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“Yes, it’s dangerous, because of the government. If they catch you in the plantation they will put in you in jail,” says Eduardo, another poppy farmer. “Imagine what happens when you finally have money to invest there and the government destroys your plantation. You’re ruined.”

Mexican soldiers have burned more than 24,000 football fields worth of poppy farms just in the last two years.

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Yep, and it happens often.

But that’s not stopping anyone from building their farms back again.

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According to Rodrigo, “It’s a lie that they eradicate. They only go to some places, and they aren’t able to fight it all,” he says. “The growers are smarter than that.” And as long as there is a demand for heroin in the U.S. and poverty in Mexico, poppy farms will continue to pop up.

Check out the rest of the video:

The Poppy Farmers“We don’t have another way to make a living. We don’t have livestock, pigs, chickens or corn.”
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