In the LAT, reporter (opinion columnist?) Kurtis Lee, who is black, has a piece called “Donald Trump often says things that stretch the truth, but they fire up the faithful“. Among his gems:
For example, when Trump talks about ending birthright citizenship for children born to parents in the country illegally — a move that would require a change to the Constitution — or constructing a 1,900-mile wall along the border with Mexico, he’s reaching beyond what appears to be logistically possible, even if his supporters cheer his plans.
So, who should one naturally go to for a response to this? Why, Raul Grijalva! What better way for an objective rejoinder on border fence feasibility than someone who was formerly a member of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA), the radical racial group that promotes the separatist “Aztlán” concept, and then later served as a leader of the Chicano Liberation Committee among others:
“You can’t just say things and think they’ll magically happen,” said Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), whose district spans a large swath of southern Arizona down to the Mexican border. Grijalva noted that hundreds of acres along the border belong to sovereign Indian tribes such as Tohono O’odham Nation. To construct a wall as proposed by Trump would require appropriations and waivers from Congress.