Donald Trump's 2020 budget shows that his border Wall is not only intended as a monument to his agenda of inflicting as much cruelty and suffering as possible on immigrants who seek to enter or remain in the United States without possessing Trump's requisite white skin color, but that the American people will also pay a terrible price for his favorite obsession, in terms of deep cuts to essential domestic programs to fund the Wall - as well as more immigrant family detention facilities.

See: ThinkProgress:

Trump has shut down the government on immigration before. Now here's what he wants in 2020.

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-whit...-3dd37fba85a0/

The Washington Post reports on March 11 that while providing $8.6 billion in Wall funding, the new budget would slash spending on Medicaid, food stamps, environmental protections and other programs that are essential to millions of Americans. See:

Trump seeks $4.7 trillion budget with domestic cuts, $8.6 billion in wall funding

WCBS Radio 880 also reports that the budget would slash $2 trillion from health care spending, including cutting $241 billion from Medicaid alone. There would also be deep cuts to the budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Departments of State (which handles visa processing) Transportation, Education and Interior.

See:

Trump Proposes Record $4.7 Trillion Budget, Seeks Nearly $9 Billion For Border Wall

https://wcbs880.radio.com/articles/t...on-border-wall

It is no wander that Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is calling Trump's budget "breathtaking in its degree of cruelty" to ordinary Americans.

See, (March 11):

With Trillions in Safety Net Cuts, Bernie Sanders Says Trump Budget 'Breathtaking in its Degree of Cruelty'

https://www.commondreams.org/news/20...ing-its-degree

From the time that Trump first took office as president, he has touted his anti-immigrant agenda as being intended to raise the standard of living and quality of life for the American people, by protecting them against competition from foreign workers (unless they are among the many hundreds who have been working for Trump's own businesses legally and illegally, that is), and against an "invasion" by people who do not happen to have European ancestry.

Instead, his budget would deal a devastating blow to millions of average Americans in order to pay for his Wall of hatred and humiliation against brown immigrants. Trump's budgetary Wall fixation should be a wake-up call to anyone who still thinks that his animosity toward immigrants from Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East is intended to benefit the American people.

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law