Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) - 10.18.05
Posted on 10/18/2005 4:04:55 PM PDT by ohioWfan
This morning President Bush met with Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the Commission of the European Communities in the Oval Office at the White House.
This afternoon, the President met with Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Cabinet Members and Legislators in the East Room of the White House to sign the Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2006, which increases border security, and provides more detention facilities and speedier removal of illegal immigrants.
The White House website has provided a Fact Sheet with the details of the Appropriations Act.
Enjoy your trip to Sanity Island on the Daily Dose!!!
Quote of the Day: To defend this country, we've got to enforce our borders. When our borders are not secure, terrorists and drug dealers and criminals find it easier to come to America. This administration is going to work with Congress to make sure we do our job, and that starts with having a clear strategy. And here's how the strategy has got to be: We've got to strengthen security along our borders to stop people from entering illegally. In other words, we've got to stop people from coming here in the first place. Secondly -- (applause) -- secondly, we must improve our ability to find and apprehend illegal immigrants who have made it across the border. If somebody is here illegally, we've got to do everything we can to find them. And thirdly, we've got to work to ensure that those who are caught are returned to their home countries as soon as possible. The bill I sign today will provide critical resources for all these efforts.
For the past four years, we've worked with Congress to implement the strategy. To stop illegal immigrants from coming into the country, we've increased manpower, we've upgraded technology, and we've improved the physical barriers along our border. In other words, we've worked together to implement the strategy.
Since I've been in office, we've increased funding for border security by 60 percent, and we've hired more than 1,900 new Border Patrol agents. We've employed new technology to help our agents do their job -- from unmanned aircraft, to ground censors, to infrared cameras. We've made better use of physical structures to help our agents do their job. We've taken steps to complete a 14-mile fence running along the San Diego border with Mexico.
Stopping people from crossing our borders illegally is only part of the strategy. The other part of our strategy is enforcing our immigration laws. Since 2001, we've increased funding for immigration enforcement by 35 percent. We've added nearly 1,000 new agents and criminal investigators to help us find and return illegal immigrants. We've targeted violent criminal gangs, whose members are here illegally
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"The Look".....variation 3,427......
Signing the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill.........
Walking into the room with Michael Chertoff........
And a kinda cool leftover from yesterday of the President walking back into the White House........
God bless President Bush...
Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, tour a new locomotive numbered 4141 in honor of the 41st president Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas. The design replicates Air Force One and the unveiling precedes the opening of 'Trains: Tracks of the Iron Horse' Nov. 7th at the Bush Library.
These are great, ohio. The Prez looks good, very relaxed.
Good evening Ohio
Happy Tuesday everybody!
Thanks in advance for the Dose, ohio.
Contrary to what your eyes see, that
is not my opus for the day's Dose. I wanted to be in the top ten and my hands were full so I couldn't type words.
Present and cheering. Great pics!
Didja finally get it, jonny????
You look confident Mr. President and you deserve that look. Where are the pictures of Laura?
Love those photos of Poppy and Bar