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With El Chapo convicted, Ted Cruz wants his money to pay for a border wall. It won’t work: experts

Thursday 07:00 GMT

With the news that Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera was found guilty of overseeing a massive smuggling operation on Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had an idea: revive his plan to have the crime lord pay for U.S. President Donald Trump‘s border wall.

In 2017, Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act (EL CHAPO Act), legislation that would have taken any money recovered from the smuggler and other drug lords so that it could pay for a wall along America’s southwest border.


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