Make El Chapo Pay for the Wall
by Ted Cruz on February 13, 2019 at 4:26 PM
I have called upon his Senate colleagues to pass the EL CHAPO Act to secure funding to build a wall following the conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka ‘El Chapo,’ on all 10 federal criminal counts against him. In January, Sen. Cruz reintroduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act, which would reserve any amounts forfeited to the U.S. Government as a result of the criminal prosecution of “El Chapo” and other drug lords for border security assets and the completion of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Full text of Sen. Cruz’s bill may be viewed here.
America’s justice system prevailed in convicting Joaquín Guzmán Loera, aka El Chapo, on all 10 counts. U.S. prosecutors are seeking $14 billion in drug profits and other assets from El Chapo, which should go towards funding our wall to secure the border. It’s time to pass my EL CHAPO Act. I urge my Senate colleagues to take swift action on this crucial legislation.