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...
They need a full border barrier.
Well, the Big Dig is in nortoriously corrupt Boston. Federal projects in the Southwest have a better history (think Hoover Dam). Best let Trump do it: he'd come in on time and under budget.
Tell them to put a ZERO on the end of that number and that's a good start. 3700 NOT 370
Amnesty is the poison pill - the Senate will keep adding benefits until no one can resist.
At this point, no bill is better than ANY bill that has a legalization provision.
I'd rather give up on employer sanctions, border wall, repatriation, etc ie preserve the status quo, than to cave on amnesty.
I just noticed your tagline...thanks for it. Some people need a picture drawn for them.
I got tired of having to look it up for people. ;)
Hopefully not this
I'm guessing it'll be a half-ass fence built by illegals being paid union wages.
(3 slinkys on top of each other for 1 billion dollars)
We "can't afford a fence", but we can "afford" billions of dollars to support illegal aliens.
Washington hypocrisy. I'll believe it when I see the construction start.
that's a better idea, Ragnar... :-)
Sorry I am a little confused. Do you have a link to show that includes fences and walls already built?
Much of southern AZ, NM and West Texas are extremely harsh. There is even a region called the Journey of Death (in Spanish of course) in southern NM.
There is no barrier, BP effort etc. that can stop the flow entirely but walls/fences/vehicle barriers used in the right areas will make a difference.
Obviously, we block the most easily travelled areas first.
My main concern is that they won't even do that much.
Strike section 106, and insert the following:
SEC. 106. CONSTRUCTION OF STRATEGIC BORDER FENCING AND VEHICLE BARRIERS.
(a) Tucson Sector.--The Secretary shall--
(1) replace all aged, deteriorating, or damaged primary fencing in the Tucson Sector located proximate to population centers in Douglas, Nogales, Naco, and Lukeville, Arizona with double- or triple-layered fencing running parallel to the international border between the United States and Mexico;
(2) extend the double- or triple-layered fencing for a distance of not less than 2 miles beyond urban areas, except that the double- or triple-layered fence shall extend west of Naco, Arizona, for a distance of 10 miles; and
(3) construct not less than 150 miles of vehicle barriers and all-weather roads in the Tucson Sector running parallel to the international border between the United States and Mexico in areas that are known transit points for illegal cross-border traffic.
(b) Yuma Sector.--The Secretary shall--
(1) replace all aged, deteriorating, or damaged primary fencing in the Yuma Sector located proximate to population centers in Yuma, Somerton, and San Luis, Arizona with double- or triple-layered fencing running parallel to the international border between the United States and Mexico;
(2) extend the double- or triple-layered fencing for a distance of not less than 2 miles beyond urban areas in the Yuma Sector; and
(3) construct not less than 50 miles of vehicle barriers and all-weather roads in the Yuma Sector running parallel to the international border between the United States and Mexico in areas that are known transit points for illegal cross-border traffic.
(c) Other High Trafficked Areas.--The Secretary shall construct not less than 370 miles of triple-layered fencing which may include portions already constructed in San Diego, Tucson and Yuma Sectors and 500 miles of vehicle barriers in other areas along the southwest border that the Secretary determines are areas that are most often used by smugglers and illegal aliens attempting to gain illegal entry into the United States.
(d) Construction Deadline.--The Secretary shall immediately commence construction of the fencing, barriers, and roads described in subsections (a), (b), and (c) and shall complete such construction not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(e) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives that describes the progress that has been made in constructing the fencing, barriers, and roads described in subsections (a), (b), and (c).
(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.
McCain just voted with the
Democrats again. I've been
listening for the past hour
to the Live Senate voting.
I haven't heard a word or even
seen Frist. Spector is running
the show with great deference to
Kennedy, Obama, and Reid.
Rove told lawmakers Bush is sincere about enforcement. But, he added, The president doesnt want to enforce immigration law because hes afraid hell inconvenience someone who wants to come into the country for a better life.
That'd turn the border into a valley quick.
Three-hundred seventy mile propsal from the Senate
sixteen hunderd from the House
nine-hundred fifteen from Conference?
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