Skip to comments.Senate OKs Border Fence, Mulls Citizenship
Posted on 05/17/2006 12:32:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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This is the poison pill that must be stopped at all cost.
Rove was said not be doing very well at the house. Good For the U.S. House.!
I've posted this before, but want to repeat it: the fence is eventually going to be built along the entire length of the border. It's going to turn into a bottomless barrel of pork. Like any government project, once it gets going it's not going to be stopped.
NO bill is better than this bill. Let the status quo remain rather than legalize illegals.
"This is a critical moment. We oppose the militarization of the U.S-Mexican border," said Juan Jose Gutierrez, one of the event's organizers.
I'm sure you do, Mr., just as a mugger opposes his victim's ability to protect himself.
I believe that the Senate bill has 200 miles before this and the House bill has 700 miles.
I think even the House version is really just a good start, but I will give the Senate credit for taking a step in the right direction.
However, unless they drop the amnesty, this bill needs to be killed and the House needs to pass a Border Security bill that includes their fencing provisions and try and get it though the Senate.
Rove: "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."
WTF!!! That better be a joke!
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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.
King said 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.
Better to have afnce as a barrel of pork, than the bottomless pork supertanker brought upon us by an amnesty/guest worker program.
Now vote for the NG to secure the border as well. The flood of illegals must stop.
""Sens. John McCain and Chuck Hagel replied heatedly it was not amnesty.
"Let's stop the nonsense," said Hagel, addressing fellow Republicans. "You all know it's not amnesty." Said McCain, addressing Vitter, "Call it a banana if you want to ... to call the process that we require under this legislation amnesty frankly distorts the debate and it's an unfair interpretation of it."
Vitter sought the last word. "Methinks thou dost protest too much."""
Ha! Good one by Vitter! Hegel and McCain are too corrupt and dishonest just to come out and say it's an amnesty, and we support it. Probably got a cue when Bush told a similar lie about "amnesty."
Rove didn't say that... The Representative fromt he House said that.
Building 370 miles of fence is worse than building no fence at all. It will simply encourage illegals to travel through the desert to locations where there isn't a fence. It will simply result in the deaths of more illegals, but it won't stop them from coming.
To be effective, the fence HAS to cover most or ALL of the border to completely discourage border crossings.
Perhaps this is a start, but considering how difficult it was just to get 370 miles approved, it is not encouraging that more miles of fence will be built.
Rove told lawmakers . . . 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.
""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.""
Rove! Doing a double plus good job to earn that backend performance bonus after 2008 from the National Chamber of Commerce!
King said Rove told lawmakers Bush is sincere about enforcement. But, he added, The president doesnt want to enforce . . ."
The Representative said that, not Rove. That was his interpretation.
"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." "
And there we have it folks, Bush's strategist admitting that the president does not want to enforce the very laws he swore he would when sworn in. Even worse, because he doesn't want to inconvenience illegal aliens. So instead of working to increase legal immigration and streamline that process through legislation he chose to out and out ignore the laws on the books and do whatever he damn well pleased.
I am beyond disgusted.
Reread it... The Representative said that, not Rove. That was his interpretation.
LOL. He's sooo out of touch with his own people.
This "symbol" meme about the fence...does Durbin think we should tear down the fence already there?
The globalist lobbyist behind this must be laughing their rears off watching this show of Liberal guilt and shame. They manipulated it well. Lefty blogs have no voice, aimless, cowering from being labeled with the race card.
If the fence is "pork", then I'm going to have to change my attitude on wasteful government spending. Just call me a "spend and fence" conservative.
its a start but it needs to be 1,900 miles.
It better be.
My BP is now about 370/120 and my head is ready to explode.
If Dubya refuses to enforce the laws he swore an oath to uphold because of his 'feelings' he has NO business being POTUS. He should resign and go work at Bleeding Hearts 'R' Us.
That quote is just unf*king believably STOO-PID. <<<-head shaking->>>
(I gotta go take a pill}
That sounds great to me. I hope the 'pork-barrel' fence doesn't get stopped until it's a super-larded pork-barrel wall...
Somebody help me out, if you will. I'm trying to figure out what my representative voted on the original House immigration bill. Where do I go to figure this out?
For the 5th time... If you reread it, and put it in context. It seems the Representative said that, not Rove.
Too many holes in the fence if you ask me.
I've read it a number of time and it reads to me just the opposite.
Even if it was the Rep that said it his interpretation would have come directly from what Rove told them and based on what the administration has done to date to secure the border it would certainly seem to be the case.
Absolutely. And the borders should militarized.
Juan Jose, you can just kiss my little ole southern grits..
I agree it wasn't Rove who said that and it doesn't make sense when you read what Tony Snow said in the briefer. King should smarten up.
I'm beyond disgusted that someone who allow the "interpretation" of some silly House representative to make you believe that is directly what GWB said.
GWB is a man of tremendous character and class. Two traits that are sorely lacking among most men today in this Country.
That he is looking for a comprehensive and systematic reform process to this 40 year in the making problem simply shows he wants serious legislation on this issue. On the whole. He does not want to push certain aspects of this needed reform down the road. If we are going to take this issue on...lets take it on completely is what he is correctly proposing.
My personal opinion is that anybody who came here illegally as an adult, for any length of time, is forever barred from applying for citizenship. Period.