West Virginia: Proposal to Give $10 Million for Trump's Border Wall. (VOA News, 1/15/2019)
Last week a Republican lawmaker in Montana proposed giving more than $8 million for the wall, while senators in South Dakota senators voted to urge construction of a steel barrier.
The sponsors in West Virginia are Delegates Carl “Robbie'' Martin, R-Upshur; Patrick Martin, R-Lewis; and Caleb Hanna, R-Webster. Robbie and Patrick Martin are brothers
All of these states have a much higher proportion of white residents.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts (above and below)
Largest minority group:
- 18.1% Hispanic in the U.S.
- 9.0% Native American in South Dakota
- 6.7% Native American in Montana
- 3.6% African-American in West Virginia
Source: West Virginia Legislature