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21 Funniest, Savage Memes About Trump’s Precious Wall

Fam, nobody is emotionally prepared for another presidential campaign season, but nobody is unraveling in such spectacular fashion as President Trump. Of course, everyone expects him to be the Republican pick (if he isn’t impeached or indicted first), and Trump is doing everything he can to appeal to the base that elected him. We’re two years into his presidency and there has been no progress on his biggest campaign promise: Build The Wall.

In order to get congressional approval to build the most useless piece of infrastructure our country needs, Trump has created a fake crisis at the border. He’s gone so far as to declare a national emergency, quickly followed by a weekend spent golfing at Mar-o-Lago. The internet quickly spit out the most ruthless, hilarious memes our world deserves. This is how we cope.

First, we point out the obvious:

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Photoshop is our friend. When reality is fugly, at least Adobe makes it funnier. Honestly, though, a majority of Americans are against the building of a border wall along the southern border.

Then, we romance:

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Yup, that would get me, too. “I’m going to write our names in The Wall.” *shiver* No one wants their legacy attached to an ancient system of border security that has failed time and time again. Move on, Trump. The border wall is an ill-conceived solution to a problem that does not exist.

While Americans are screaming over our taxes, Mexicans are chilling. 🍹

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Remember when Trump said he was going to make Mexico pay for The Wall? 🤣Now that that’s over, the joke’s on Trump and the world is laughing.

Because, truthfully, The Wall does nothing to address the reasons people are seeking asylum in the first place.

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Oh, and all of this is pure populism and nationalism at its worst. Every era has a scapegoat and this era of authoritarianism is targeting Muslims and immigrants, especially Central American immigrants.

It is a laughable (and very expensive) bandaid solution to a fake problem.

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We’re in peak low years of illegal immigration. All of this is fake news to the max. There is no crisis at the border other that the crisis being created at the border by the Trump administration. All this presidency has been able to do is tell people they aren’t allowed in breaking international asylum laws.

The best memes point to the hypocrisy of it all.

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Liiiike, Flint still doesn’t have clean water and we’re going to use billions of tax dollars to essentially fuel a political campaign for Trump’s re-election? Nope, no thank you, te boté.

Some of the most viral ‘memes’ are just the American consciousness at full blast.

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Forcing Americans who serve the federal government to have to go to work without getting paid until POTUS ends his tantrum is not in the service of the American people. That’s right. Trump forced a government shutdown to get his wall funding, the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and lost. All he managed to do was make people’s lives worse, over the holidays, for his vanity project.

Let’s never forget the exposé on Trump’s own undocumented employees.

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The New York Times did an excellent exposé that featured Trump’s personal house cleaner, an undocumented immigrant from Central America who he was on jovial terms with until he launched his campaign. They eventually fired her after he became President.

TBH, some of the best memes play off Trump’s childish temperament.

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The American people and the rest of the world cannot stop laughing at Trump and his administration. Honestly. Look up major international speeches the president has made and listen closely for all the laughs and uncomfortable silences. They are aplenty.

We laugh at any meme comparing Trump to a Cheeto though. 🤣

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Quiere llorar! Quiere llorar! Quiere llorar! Poor man is sad because the American people continue to be against his border wall. It is not okay. It is not going to work. It is a waste of taxpayer dollars and there is no emergency.

The frailty of Trump’s ego is in open season.

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Bruise Trump’s ego? He’ll assert his power to get you fired, deported, or just straight mock you in front of crowds of people.

The bottom line here is that Trump’s campaign promises are all a fallacy.

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Points to him for pulling out every possible card and failing anyway. Max, this is what we can expect for a wall. 

So liike, what has POTUS even done?

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Guy has the highest turnover rate than any other President, meaning he can barely accomplish the bare minimum of his presidential duties.

Sofia Vergara’s face says it all for Internet America.

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It’s like, we know you exist because, DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENT. But it’s different when we come face to face. It makes my face do crazy things.

We good, now. We good.

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So much cheaper. AOC, you going to submit the proposal o que?

These whales helped us all transcend the metaphysical.

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What about someone who is clinically obsessed with turning a social construct into an actual physical structure? I’m weary. 

Your heart is going to feel these next couple…

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So gun control isn’t a national emergency, even though children are now routinely practicing ‘active shooter’ drills along with natural disaster drills? That should not be a naturally occurring event. 

No walls on stolen land.

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This is all colonialism at its best. White people stealing land, stealing power and pointing to brown people as ‘the other’ and the threat. Plot twist: America is a threat to humanity.

And then there are the pragmatists who truly have no f*cks to give about a wall.

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There are people who exist who have lukewarm feelings about immigration and are raging about the pothole they’re driving over cada mañana. Fair enough. At least that pothole is real.

Then there’s this pot of gold:

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A video was uncovered of Trump giving a commencement speech in 2004 during which he literally says, “If there’s a concrete wall in front of you, go through it, go over it, go around it. Do whatever you have to do, but get over that wall.” ✊✊✊We can’t even credit Photoshop. That was all Trump.

It’s safe to say we’re all safe from this national emergency.

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But not so safe from Trump’s delusions. He won’t acknowledge climate change or California burning up in flames, but he sees a Mexican and orders ICE to pepper spray them. We are not a threat. You are, POTUS.

READ: President Trump Didn’t Get His Border Wall Funding So He Is Now Declaring A National Emergency

This New Border Wall Mural Features QR Codes That You Can Scan To Hear Emotional Stories Of Deported Migrants

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This New Border Wall Mural Features QR Codes That You Can Scan To Hear Emotional Stories Of Deported Migrants

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Deportation is a reality that many people living in the United States face in some way or another. It is an unfortunate consequence of immigration and the policies that are currently in place.

Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana aims to shed light on those who migrate into the United States as children and are deported as Adults.

De La Cruz Santana is a Mellon Public Scholars Fellow and is a UC Davis Ph.D candidate. Her project titled, “Who Are the Real Childhood Arrivals to the United States?” is influenced by her family. Both of her parents immigrated to the United States and were later granted permanent residency.

The mural is located at Playas de Tijuana, where her father crossed in order to enter the United States, and took a total of 9 days to complete. It focuses on the stories of 6 different people who came into the United States as children, some of which were deported later in life or are currently at risk of deportation.

The people represented in the mural are Karla Estrada, Monserrat Godoy, Jairo Lozano, Isaac Rivera, Andy de León, and Tania Mendoza.

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Estrada and Lozano are DACA Recipients. Lozano’s first experiences working was in the fields with his family. During the summer, he continued working because he was not eligible for financial aid or loans. He went on to receive his Bachelors in Sociology and his Masters in Marriage and Family therapy.

Godoy and Mendoza are DREAMer Moms. Both Godoy and Mendoza are strong mothers who want to see their children more than anything. After living in the U.S for some time, Godoy was threatened and ordered by her husband to go back to Mexico. She took her 2 daughters with her because she feared for her life, but they struggled in the Mexican education system. The father of the two girls successfully arranged to have them brought to him in the U.S, but he denies Godoy the right to see them. Similarly, Mendoza has not seen her daughter in years after getting deported due to her daughter’s father not wanting to give her custody rights.

Rivera is a Repatriated Childhood arrival who came into the United States at the age of 6. He was then deported after being stopped at a border checkpoint in Temecula, California.

De León is a U.S Veteran and a Repatriated Permanent Resident. He lived in the United States for more than 50 years until he was deported after his green card was revoked. He is a senior citizen who has lived in United States his whole life and struggles to live in Tijuana.

Each face that is painted is accompanied by a QR Code to engage the viewer and allow for them to interact with the mural.

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It’s easy to passively watch art, but the QR codes allows these murals to come to life and tell their story without being interrupted or  without fear. Viewers can learn more about the stories behind the faces first-hand and admire the mural at the same time.

The goal of the mural is to create awareness for undocumented folks living in the United States and to obtain legal help for the individuals showcased.

The project was personal for most of the people who worked on the mural with De La Cruz Santana. For instance, Mauro Carrera and Robert Vivar.

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Carrera is the muralist who brought the De La Cruz Santana’s idea to life. For him, the project has been filled with emotions because he was just a child when he came to live in the United States. He was born in Veracruz, Mexico and migrated with his family when he was 4 years old.

Vivar, who has born in 1956, immigrated with his family from Tijuana, Mexico to Riverside, CA in 1962. He grew up in the United States, his experiences shaping his childhood and adolescence. He held a variety of jobs in California, got married, and started a family. However, he eventually got deported after ICE came to his home. Vivar has lived away from his family and the country he has ever known since 2011. In a video that is part of the Humanizing Deportation project , Vivar recounts his life and says, “[I am] Proud to have been born in Mexico, but I am also a proud American because the United States is where I grew. It is my home and no deportation and no government will take that from my heart.”

The mural emphasizes the fact that the stories we hear about immigrants are not all the same. Every immigrant has a story that deserves to be told and shared.

If you would like to visit the mural, it is located in Playas De Tijuana

With Reports Of Trump Employing Undocumented Workers, CBP Was Asked Why Trump’s Properties Have Not Been Raided

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With Reports Of Trump Employing Undocumented Workers, CBP Was Asked Why Trump’s Properties Have Not Been Raided

As president, Donald Trump’s platform has centered on anti-immigrant policies; however, as a real estate tycoon, his businesses have thrived on the labor of undocumented workers. With Immigration and Customs Enforcement carrying out massive raids across the country, some media are asking why the agency hasn’t busted any of Trump’s properties, despite its striking record of making unauthorized hires.

To be clear, outlets aren’t calling for more raids of undocumented workers but rather spotlighting the hypocrisy of a president who monetarily benefits from the very labor his administration controversially and violently resolves to stamp out.

When asked about Trump’s businesses seeming to be immune from investigation, CBP has remained silent on the issue.

During CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, host Jake Tapper asked acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan why ICE, which Morgan headed until last month, hadn’t conducted any raids or investigations into Trump’s clubs and hotels given multiple reports that the properties employ undocumented people.

“You really can’t say that for sure,” Morgan said, evading questions about the validity of the claims made against Trump’s businesses. “There are investigations going on all the time that you’re unaware of. … Of course, it’s going to jeopardize the investigation if I come on here and I talk to you about an investigation that’s going on.”

According to undocumented workers who have been employed by Trump, the president was aware of their immigration status.

Since 2015, when Trump announced his bid for presidency, journalists have reported on the mendacity of a then-candidate calling the people who built his real estate empire “rapists” and “drug-runners.” Since taking office, more news has circulated on the president’s use of undocumented immigrant labor. 

Last December, the New York Times interviewed undocumented housekeeper Victorina Morales, who had been working at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. In the article, the Guatemalan woman disclosed that employers were aware of her immigration status when she was hired in 2013 and instructed her to use phony papers in an effort to swindle the system.

The news was particularly damning at the time as the president was calling for the expansion of E-Verify, an online tool by the federal government that checks whether employees are legally eligible to work. According to a later report by the Washington Postnot only were several of his properties not using the tool but they were also informing people on how to illegally fake documents to get hired.

In May, CNN spoke with 19 undocumented immigrants who previously worked for Trump and noted that the president was undoubtedly aware of their status and employment.

“Some of these employees were the most-trusted employees of the Trump family. They’ve been working there for 10, 15 years,” Anibal Romero, a lawyer representing 38 immigrants who were undocumented while working at the Trump property, said during the segment. “Some of my clients had the keys to Eric Trump’s house in Westchester, New York.”

More recently, the Washington Post reported that many construction crews at Trump properties were made up of undocumented workers. The news came not long after Eric Trump announced that the company was making a “broad effort” to fire unauthorized workers. In the article, one employee noted that his supervisor also told him how to buy fake paperwork on a street corner in New York.

The reason why businessman Trump participates in the “immigration problem” he rails against as president is simple: it gives his company a competitive advantage.

Not only are undocumented laborers paid less but they are also less likely to quit due to limited employment opportunities and not as likely to complain if they are being mistreated, as many are.

With evidence that employers are oftentimes very aware of the immigration status of their undocumented laborers, Tapper asked Morgan why companies who hire unauthorized workers are not punished along with the workers themselves. According to a Syracuse University report that the host cited, only 11 people and no companies were prosecuted for employing undocumented workers between the spring of 2018 and 2019. During the same time, 85,727 people were prosecuted for entering the US illegally.

Morgan responded that an investigation into at least one of the businesses that employs undocumented workers is ongoing.

The interview came days after ICE raided a Mississippi chicken processing plant. The massive bust, which arrested 680 people suspected of being undocumented workers and ripped apart hundreds of families, was the largest worksite takedown in US history. No employers have currently been arrested.

Read: Customs And Border Protections Chief Mark Morgan Defended The Mississippi Raids Despite Children Left Without Parents

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