Skip to comments.Senate Votes to Build 370-Mile Triple-Layered Fence on Mexican Border
Posted on 05/17/2006 12:05:20 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
Drudge just headline so far...
Isn't that still about 700 miles short?
I think the current senate figure is 60 million, before you know it you'll be able to lot out you window and see what mexico looks like from the el paso side of the border.
This is an email I just sent Rush:
A caller just called in and talked about how people start off with low paying jobs and then move up as they gain more skills, and especially, their kids become full fledged hard working Americans and how these folks reduce the cost of nearly everything for all Americans and increase prosperity across the country.
This is true and the same thing happens with the minimum wage laws, which you eloquently argue against. People start off low and work their way up. When the minimum wage is raised, they often arent hired at all, hurting them, employers, and US consumers.
I think this is a contradiction you need to address.
I don't favor expanding government to restrict employers (just like the family medical leave act which you just, also eloquently, argued against), in who they hire, illegal or not.
As far as immigrants 'taking' American jobs, IMO, if you need government to protect your job, if you're own skill, work ethic, and diligence can't hold the job for you, then you don't deserve it in the first place.
As Ronald Reagan said:
I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce
and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it and see it still.
And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was eight years ago. But more than that; after 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm.
And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.
Has the press run any stories about how the racist republicans have won yet ?
Is your post another term for "I hate whatever Bush does"
Probably about 1600 miles to short.
It will be perpendicular if the gov't is in charge.
They manage to F Up EVERYTHING, don't they?!!!
"500 miles of vehicle barriers wont stop people walking across the border. What good is it?"
I will tell you what good it will do. They will not be able to walk that far through the desert and survive. The land will become the barrier. This is a good thing.
Unless the wall is defended somehow, it's just another easily circumvented obstacle.
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing along the Mexican border Wednesday, and clashed over citizenship for millions of men and women who live in the United States illegally.
Amid increasingly emotional debate over election-year immigration legislation, senators voted 83-16 to add fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along the southern border. It marked the first significant victory in two days for conservatives seeking to place their stamp on the contentious measure.
The prospects were less favorable for their attempt to strip out portions of the legislation that could allow citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and create new guest worker programs.
SINCE WE HAVE TO EXCERPT MSNBC YOU CAN READ THE REST HERE
This wall won't even cover of a quarter of the border.
6000 unarmed troops and now a tiny wall. They must really think we are stupid
This is smoke and mirrors to hide the real issue of amnesty for millions of invaders who will keep coming.
LoL while that is pretty funny it probably would be just as effective to put it in South Mexico.
Actually no. But, you just go on thinking that anyone who disagrees with the President hates him. It's way easier that way.
Yep, great question. Inquiring minds want to know!
Don't worry, it will get built.
This project is going to turn into a bottomless barrel of pork.
Agreed. This fence will be built when?? In what year?Anyways, it's cover to allow millions upon millions of illegal aliens and the wives and children. The impact on welfare, housing and medical (all gubbermint provided) will be humongous
Great. This is progress.
Someone better check the fine print to make sure it's not a fence to protect them from over-zealous border agents during their entry into our country.