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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

They need a full border barrier.


81 posted on 05/17/2006 12:25:41 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: MikeWUSAF

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.


82 posted on 05/17/2006 12:26:18 PM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Roscoe Karns

Tell them to put a ZERO on the end of that number and that's a good start. 3700 NOT 370


83 posted on 05/17/2006 12:26:20 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (The social contract is breaking down.)
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To: dennisw
The impact on welfare, housing and medical (all gubbermint provided) will be humongous.

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.

84 posted on 05/17/2006 12:26:42 PM PDT by lemura
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To: Khepera
It SOUNDS good. The coyotes, drug smugglers, and Mexican military (sometimes all one in the same) have vehicles capable of jut crossing elsewhere. And to pedestrian amigos, it isn't even an issue.
85 posted on 05/17/2006 12:27:32 PM PDT by isrul
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To: brytlea

I just noticed your tagline...thanks for it. Some people need a picture drawn for them.


86 posted on 05/17/2006 12:27:33 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: truthkeeper

I got tired of having to look it up for people. ;)
susie


87 posted on 05/17/2006 12:28:40 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: demlosers

Hopefully not this

88 posted on 05/17/2006 12:28:48 PM PDT by standingfirm
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To: lemura

89 posted on 05/17/2006 12:29:12 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: MikeWUSAF

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)


90 posted on 05/17/2006 12:29:12 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (lead ,follow or get out of the majority.start with our borders.)
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To: Roscoe Karns
Construction will probably start several years from now.

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.

91 posted on 05/17/2006 12:29:14 PM PDT by janetgreen
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To: danneskjold

that's a better idea, Ragnar... :-)


92 posted on 05/17/2006 12:29:21 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (They [liberals] aren't humans, but rather a species of hairless retarded ape.)
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To: isrul

Sorry I am a little confused. Do you have a link to show that includes fences and walls already built?


93 posted on 05/17/2006 12:29:26 PM PDT by hawkaw
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To: Khepera; Shermy
This is better than it sounds.

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.

94 posted on 05/17/2006 12:29:33 PM PDT by Let's Roll ( "Congressmen who ... undermine the military ... should be arrested, exiled or hanged" - A. Lincoln)
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To: Roscoe Karns
SA 3979. Mr. SESSIONS submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 2611, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

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.

95 posted on 05/17/2006 12:29:45 PM PDT by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: LS

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.


96 posted on 05/17/2006 12:29:54 PM PDT by Grendel9 (u)
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To: LS

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.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12838263


97 posted on 05/17/2006 12:30:35 PM PDT by soccer_maniac (Do some good while browsing FR --> Join our Folding@Home Team# 36120: keyword: folding@home)
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To: LS
Teddy Kennedy is going to lay down along the border?

That'd turn the border into a valley quick.

98 posted on 05/17/2006 12:31:19 PM PDT by mafree
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To: plain talk
I think we would all like to see something much more ambitious than this, but hey, this is a start. At this point, I'll take what I can get and work toward adding a stronger solution later.
99 posted on 05/17/2006 12:31:24 PM PDT by Livin_large
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To: Rummyfan

Three-hundred seventy mile propsal from the Senate
sixteen hunderd from the House
nine-hundred fifteen from Conference?


100 posted on 05/17/2006 12:31:38 PM PDT by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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