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Senate Votes to Build 370-Mile Triple-Layered Fence on Mexican Border
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Posted on 05/17/2006 12:05:20 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns

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To: rolling_stone
Requires DHS to construct at least 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 DHS determines are areas that are most often used by smugglers and illegal aliens attempting to gain illegal entry, and requires that construction thereof be completed within two years.

Just as I suspected. It's just going to shift them from CA and AZ to NM and TX. WE don't want them in our states either. It amazes me when they pass a "feel good" kind of legislation or amendment through and they think it's going to suffice. Then the "esteemed Senators" congratulate the "honorable senators" on what a fine piece of legislation they just passed. IMBICLES!!! IT'S NOT ENOUGH!!!!DO THE ENTIRE BORDER!!!!

They insult our intelligence when they think we're going to fall for it. Do they really believe that we won't care as long as they don't come in through CA or AZ? Good Lord, it REALLY doesn't matter how they are coming in. IT'S THE FACT THAT THEY'RE COMING IN!!

151 posted on 05/17/2006 1:05:03 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987 - President Bush build that wall, NOW! 2006!)
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To: lemura
I heard they backed off that number. Now it's allegedly something like 10 million. Sounds suspicious to me, though.
152 posted on 05/17/2006 1:05:20 PM PDT by isrul
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To: Roscoe Karns

Even sinator clintoon votes for this admendant.


153 posted on 05/17/2006 1:05:53 PM PDT by mickie
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To: BJClinton
"the muscles in his veto hand have long since atrophied."

Fox could guide his hand.

154 posted on 05/17/2006 1:07:07 PM PDT by isrul
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To: Roscoe Karns

If the illegals are smart and I'm guessing they are... they won't pass where the fence is at.


155 posted on 05/17/2006 1:07:13 PM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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To: isrul
Thanks.

So they are going to repair existing fences and extend those extisting fences in urban areas by two miles and also build the 370 miles of extra fencing and have it all done within two years.

156 posted on 05/17/2006 1:07:14 PM PDT by hawkaw
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To: Roscoe Karns

I hope to God it's in Arizona.


157 posted on 05/17/2006 1:08:11 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Allow in a legal immigrant for every illegal alien deported.)
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To: soccer_maniac

You're misquoting the MSNBC article. That is a quote from Rep. King, not Rove. Go back and re-read it.


158 posted on 05/17/2006 1:08:17 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: mickie

She would be an idiot not to. She follows the political winds and can always backtrack later when someone throws it in her face.

She will vote for the wall but at some point, she will vote against it.


159 posted on 05/17/2006 1:09:09 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Amnesia is a train of thought.)
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To: expatguy

Exactly, nothing but a complete fence with guards every 150 yards or so is truly going to dissuade these invaders from coming in.


160 posted on 05/17/2006 1:11:14 PM PDT by piceapungens
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To: BJClinton
I have no problem with a guest worker program as long as it doesn't include any illegals. And as long as Mexicans and non English speaking people are not over represented. And only a small minority are "unskilled" workers.
161 posted on 05/17/2006 1:11:32 PM PDT by isrul
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To: Toonces T. Cat

If the fence is too small to be effective the conclusion will be that fences don't work. Not that we need more fences.


162 posted on 05/17/2006 1:13:44 PM PDT by isrul
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To: standingfirm

Our leadership is dedicated with bringing the illegals out of the shadows. Only the House can save us from this "leadership".


163 posted on 05/17/2006 1:19:10 PM PDT by isrul
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To: Squat
We could us the Rio Grande as a starting point.
164 posted on 05/17/2006 1:21:24 PM PDT by isrul
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To: isrul

Land mines would be cheaper. Watch towers every 200 yards
with searchlights and machine gun, plenty of razor wire,
problem solved.


165 posted on 05/17/2006 1:24:22 PM PDT by kkalman
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To: kkalman

That would be insensitive.


166 posted on 05/17/2006 1:25:42 PM PDT by isrul
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To: Rummyfan

Bush signed the REAL ID Act which gives the DHS the authority to waive environmental restrictions to complete parts of the fence that money was already appropriated for. In addition, he supported Sensenbrenner's House Bill for the 700 miles of fencing. The Senate is whining that the fence will cost too much and will "send the wrong message to our neighbors". I am disappointed that they reduced the mileage on the fencing, but we can't blame Bush for that one.


167 posted on 05/17/2006 1:31:27 PM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: soccer_maniac; sheana
King said Rove told lawmakers Bush is sincere about enforcement. But, he added, “The president doesn’t want to enforce immigration law because he’s afraid he’ll inconvenience someone who wants to come into the country for a better life.”

It's a little ambiguous but it's King's interpretation not from Rove. Although I could easily believe Bush would say something like that.

The part about Bush being sincere when it comes to enforcement is ludicrous. Bush has never, till now, even talked about enforcement or done anything concrete about it.

168 posted on 05/17/2006 1:33:24 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!!!)
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To: Roscoe Karns

For all you that don't know how this game works, the House ask for 700 miles, the Senate ask for 300 miles and in the end they walk away with 500 miles. Just a bit of info, 60% of the border is naturally uncrossable without a vehicle and the result for trying is death.


169 posted on 05/17/2006 1:40:00 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: TomasUSMC
In case anyones interested, the Minutemen fence project is at http://www.minutemanhq.com/bf/
170 posted on 05/17/2006 1:47:05 PM PDT by BinaryBoy
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To: isrul
This is a time to be vociferously clear about what we demand. And vociferously clear about the consequences if we are ignored.

I'm with you. No more going along, rah rah, vote Republican.

If it is Amnesty Si!, it is Vote No!.

171 posted on 05/17/2006 1:52:42 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: lemura
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 basically agree with you. The only problem is this is exactly what GW has been doing the least 5 years. Leaving the border wide open to create a fair accompli, a situation where it would be "impossible, inhumane to deport 12 million". Actually a lie since it's more like 20 million illegal alien invaders and we can make them self-deport via employer sanctions. Which GW has purposely not enforced since he was first elected

George Bush only enforces the laws he likes!

172 posted on 05/17/2006 2:20:26 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: mlc9852
More jobs for Mexicans!

Probably. But we could go ahead and raise taxes to cover the higher wages paid to union workers.

Don't shoot the messenger.

173 posted on 05/17/2006 2:22:39 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: expatguy
i?If the illegals are smart and I'm guessing they are... they won't pass where the fence is at.

Triple layer fence...Sounds like a wire fence...so the criminals have to snip 3 times instead of once...hmmm

174 posted on 05/17/2006 2:34:52 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the whole trailer park...)
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To: Roscoe Karns

The point is too redirect illegals into areas that are either physically more dificult to cross or are easier to guard. I tink the 370 miles is a great start.


175 posted on 05/17/2006 2:39:25 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore (This space for hire...)
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To: SC DOC

Mexican immigrants walk in line through the Arizona desert near Sasabe, Sonora state, in an attempt to illegally cross the Mexican-US border, April 2006.


176 posted on 05/17/2006 2:52:39 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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177 posted on 05/17/2006 2:55:23 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: soccer_maniac

The media said King said Rove said President Bush said...? That is a few too many he saids for me. I will only believe President Bush said that when I hear it from him. Whatever is going on- don't forget the media is not your friend.


178 posted on 05/17/2006 3:03:56 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Build a Real Border Fence, and secure the border!!!)
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To: Roscoe Karns

The Senate blinks first. They must be sweating up there to even consider PARTIAL fencing.

No deal.


179 posted on 05/17/2006 3:58:45 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (Self Admitted BorderBot: Be Heard: Send a Brick: http://www.send-a-brick.com/brick.htm)
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