Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Cards Against Humanity buys area of US border to prevent Trump building his wall

Latest news

    A foul-mouthed card game has joined Democrats, environmentalists and immigrant advocates in fighting Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

    “If you voted for Trump,” a website launched by Cards Against Humanity said, “you might want to sit this one out.”

    The company behind a game that involves matching cards with humorously offensive phrases announced it had bought a piece of land on the US-Mexico border with the explicit aim of hindering Mr Trump’s signature policy promise.

    “We’ve purchased a plot of vacant land on the border and retained a law firm specialising in eminent domain to make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built,” the company said in a post advertising a holiday promotion that would send a map of the land to people who buy in.

    If the wall is to get built, the government using eminent domain to acquire private land along the border — like the parcel Cards Against Humanity has purchased — would be only one hurdle. Mr Trump will also need to convince reluctant members of Congress to allocate the billions of dollars needed to construct the structure.

    To do so, the President would need to break a losing streak on his major policy ideas. His administration has not yet registered a significant legislative win despite benefiting from majorities in both houses of Congress, with repeated attempts to dissolve Barack Obama’s healthcare law collapsing.

    The administration has insisted it is moving ahead with the wall, pointing to the construction of eight prototypes near San Diego.

    Opponents deride the wall proposal as ineffective, xenophobic or both. Several have sued to try and block construction.

    View the original article:

    In the same category are

    Back Brexit law or risk chaos, May’s Conservatives tell MPs LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party urged MPs to back the government’s Brexit legislation at a vote in parliament later...
    Donald Trump and his banana republic (Credit: Getty/Jim Watson) Donald Trump is an amazingly persistent man. On the campaign trail, he promised the American people repeatedly that he wou...
    Firefighter catches child thrown from burning building Heart-stopping footage shows the moment a firefighter caught a child thrown from the second floor balcony of a burning flat.  The young girl’s father ...
    Brexit creeps up UK risk managers’ worry list – survey LONDON (Reuters) - Risk specialists in British businesses are more worried about Brexit and other regulatory change than they were a year ago, though ...
    How the Supreme Court could empower the GOP election hijacking crew (Credit: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)January is shaping up to be a big month for Republican vote suppressors — and a bad month for anyone who beli...
    Britain’s Labour demands answers from government on Carillion LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition party called on the government on Monday to explain why it awarded Carillion (CLLN.L) contracts worth nea...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *