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
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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.
Watch them appropriate it, then not fund it (/sarcasm)
Yeah and you know this will be a govt. booondogle that is about worthless.
How much overbudget will it be?
How effective will it be?
But we had high tech cameras monitoring it and a small blimp. But no border agents or military.
They are trying everything they can to sweeten the bitter pill of amnesty they are hell bent on us taking. Sort of like Jack Bauer:
You probably don't think that I can force this towel down your throat. But trust me, I can. All the way.
They'll force the Amnesty towel down our collective throats if they must, but they are seeing if we will take it willingly, with enough half-baked, half-hearted gestures.
Who could pass up such a deal?
How the heck did they come up with amount of 350 miles? Who was the idiot who thought that only 350 miles of fence will stop illegals from coming.
You read my mind.
What about the other 1630 miles of the border. How are we going to protect that? I want a fence along the whole border.
Anyone wants to venture a guess on what type of fencing this will be? Chain link? Razor wire? Decorative? (HeeHee)
I wonder if Halliburton will be hired in a no-bid contract to construct it.
Pretty sure that is a fence across Arizona....good for them...they get 6500 invaders A DAY
Claymore mines are cheaper.
I think it was the big fat swimmer?
The 370 mi includes fence already constructed. so the final number of miles could be much less.
Don't worry, it's a Government project. It will be completed under budget and on time just like the Big Dig! /sarcasm
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The Big Dig is the single most expensive highway project in American history. Although the project was estimated at $2.5 billion in 1985, when the last major highway section opened in December 2003, over $14.6 billion had been spent in federal and state tax dollars in the over 20 years since the project's conception. However, according to a former state official, "they just picked $2.5 billion to get it rolling -- everyone knew that was a lie."  The project was replete with delays, arrests, escalating costs, leaks, poor execution and use of substandard materials. The Massachusetts Attorney General is demanding contractors refund taxpayers $108 million for "shoddy work."
What is the total including this 370 mile proposal ... I cannot answer.
Maybe an inviting little white picket fence! ;)
If it was up to me we'd have this:
That's easy. They are going to do build it in 370 individual one-mile stretches separated by six miles. Problem solved.
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?