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Senate Votes to Build 370 Miles of Fence Along Border With Mexico
FOX ^ | Wednesday, May 17, 2006 | FOX

Posted on 05/17/2006 12:53:23 PM PDT by petertare

WASHINGTON — Heeding conservative demands to shore up the southern U.S. border to prevent illegal immigrants from freely crossing into the country, the Senate voted Wednesday to build 370 miles of triple-layered fence

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; aliens; fence; senate; soccermaniactroll; southernborder
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1 posted on 05/17/2006 12:53:25 PM PDT by petertare
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To: petertare

Soooo, now we just go around the fence?

I'll be that'll fox 'em(pun intended).


2 posted on 05/17/2006 12:54:32 PM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: petertare

Woo-hoo, 370 miles! Now, there's only 1,300 more to go!


3 posted on 05/17/2006 12:55:22 PM PDT by meandog (If I were to draw the odious Islamic prophet Muhammad, he would have horns, a tail, and a ptichfork!)
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To: petertare

It's a START.


4 posted on 05/17/2006 12:55:54 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Some Dare Call It Amnesty)
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To: RexBeach

They need more and they know it. Places on the border have have no barriers worthy of the name.


5 posted on 05/17/2006 12:56:20 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: RexBeach

I quess nothing would have been better.


6 posted on 05/17/2006 12:56:57 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: petertare

Additional details: the fence will consist of 1,480 quarter-mile segments separated by one mile of open land. Ok, not really, but if there's a way to make it sound good in the abstract but defeat its purpose in the reality, they'll find it.


7 posted on 05/17/2006 12:57:12 PM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: petertare
Let the contruction begin now and protect our borders before going after criminal illegals with violent records both here and in Mexico. They damn well better hire American workers to erect the fence.

My thoughts are that they are only pretending to build one just as they pretended to enforce the laws against illegal incursions and prosecuting businesses for hiring illegals for the last 20 years!

NO AMNESTY.

8 posted on 05/17/2006 12:57:35 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: RexBeach

Liars in DC need to pay a severe price for this.


9 posted on 05/17/2006 12:58:39 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: zerosix

I suppose they will have to do an environmental study...should take years to finish that


10 posted on 05/17/2006 12:58:57 PM PDT by Youngman442002
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To: petertare

Why not 1110 miles of single layer fence instead of 370 miles of triple layer? /sarc


11 posted on 05/17/2006 12:59:07 PM PDT by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: petertare

Realted thread here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1633903/posts


12 posted on 05/17/2006 12:59:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: Youngman442002

Of course, and meanwhile our precious tax dollars will go to pay for Enviro Lawyers to file millions of lawsuits. End tax dollars to ACLU and all other lawyers.


13 posted on 05/17/2006 1:01:37 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: petertare
""What we have here has become a symbol for the right wing in American politics," countered Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. If made law, "our relationship with Mexico would come down to a barrier between our two countries.""

No, you opportunistic jerk. Mexico has not been a good neighbor by disrespecting our border and laws. It actively (not passively) encourages its citizens to break our laws. It "has become a symbol" of the corruption and utter contempt of the do-nothing Mexican government. Mexico abused the privilege of a totally open border, so they lose it. TFB, Dick!

14 posted on 05/17/2006 1:03:36 PM PDT by MilesVeritatis (War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things...." - John Stuart Mill)
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To: zerosix

We should have illegals build the fence after they are captured. After all, "they are doing the work that Americans won't do" we are told endlessly.


15 posted on 05/17/2006 1:04:40 PM PDT by juliej (juliej)
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To: ladtx

And make it electric too!


16 posted on 05/17/2006 1:05:27 PM PDT by jimmango
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To: juliej

Well, we could have them build the one on Mexico's side, bill the illegals who try to wire money back home and give these Mexicans a Real Job, that Americans won't do.


17 posted on 05/17/2006 1:06:48 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: petertare

how much you wanna bet the govt will use "cheap illegal alien labor" to build it ????


18 posted on 05/17/2006 1:07:23 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: petertare
Final Proof! The U.S. is turning into France:

- Our government has been infested with American Vichies
- They're giving us our own Maginot Line, but have no real will to defend the sovereignty of the country

19 posted on 05/17/2006 1:08:03 PM PDT by drpix
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To: petertare

Like a big rock in a big river, the water must now go around. This should help concentrate things on the ends of that fence which would seem like the logical place to put the guns.


20 posted on 05/17/2006 1:09:36 PM PDT by mad puppy ( The Southern border is THE issue)
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To: petertare

If it pisses off Vicente Fox, it's probably the right thing to do.


21 posted on 05/17/2006 1:09:57 PM PDT by buckeyeblogger
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To: RexBeach

Polling results must have come in on the Senate GOP and The Presidents position on this issue. And the polls must not have looked very good.


22 posted on 05/17/2006 1:10:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: petertare

Is there any site on the internet that shows exactly what amendments have been proposed?


23 posted on 05/17/2006 1:10:20 PM PDT by Altair333 (Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Mexico Right Over)
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To: petertare

The MAGINOT LINE of America........


24 posted on 05/17/2006 1:10:27 PM PDT by Red Badger (Liberals reward sloth and revere incompetence...........)
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To: petertare

Has Israel pressured us to tear it down yet? < /sarcasm >


26 posted on 05/17/2006 1:11:29 PM PDT by Donna Lee Nardo (+++ DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS +++)
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To: petertare
"What we have here has become a symbol for the right wing in American politics," countered Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. If made law, "our relationship with Mexico would come down to a barrier between our two countries."

Does Senator Durbin have a fence around his house and yard? Does he have locks on his doors?

27 posted on 05/17/2006 1:12:32 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: petertare

Its a start. Amazing what Washington will do when "we the people" get pissed off. Maybe the Minuteman Project will build the rest.


29 posted on 05/17/2006 1:13:30 PM PDT by bella1 (Support the Minuteman Project.)
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To: mad puppy
The idea of an instant wall is ridiculous. The Border Patrol knows where the fences will work best to channelize the illegals.
30 posted on 05/17/2006 1:14:09 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (ˇSalga de los Estados Unidos de América, invasor!)
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To: RexBeach

Selling advertising space on the fence would pay for the job a couple of times over.


31 posted on 05/17/2006 1:16:20 PM PDT by JennysCool ("I simply do not remember getting out of bed.")
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32 posted on 05/17/2006 1:16:28 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: Constitution Day

Nothing is ever good enough for some. Same old same old whining.


33 posted on 05/17/2006 1:16:54 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: petertare

Hey... I HAVE AN IDEA!!!

Put a toll booth out in the middle of the desert and require them to put a dime in to make the gate open...

That will really screw them up. They will have to send someone back to get a bag of dimes.


34 posted on 05/17/2006 1:17:02 PM PDT by Paloma_55 (Still MAD as HELL!!!)
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To: petertare

Look for an increase in tunnels.


35 posted on 05/17/2006 1:17:09 PM PDT by conservativewasp (Liberals lie for sport and hate our country.)
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To: Constitution Day

50% of something usually beats 100% of nothing. IMHO. :)


36 posted on 05/17/2006 1:18:01 PM PDT by TheBigB (Ding, dong, the witch is dead!)
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To: petertare

I'm all for a 20ft tall, 200,000 volt electric fence followed by a 20 ft wide, 2000 mile long moat of boiling oil.


37 posted on 05/17/2006 1:18:28 PM PDT by southernindymom
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To: tennmountainman
Polling results must have come in...

Maybe. But, since GWB's a man of principle, maybe he'll take this opportunity for his long-awaited first veto.

38 posted on 05/17/2006 1:19:40 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really needed?)
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To: petertare

That'll stop 'em. Just the toll booth in Blazing Saddles :)


40 posted on 05/17/2006 1:20:35 PM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20)
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To: OldFriend

Who's whining? It is in fact a good start. That's just a statement.


41 posted on 05/17/2006 1:21:58 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Some Dare Call It Amnesty)
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To: southernindymom

"I'm all for a 20ft tall, 200,000 volt electric fence followed by a 20 ft wide, 2000 mile long moat of boiling oil:

Don't forget a tench with a few alligators and crocs (They gotta eat too.)


42 posted on 05/17/2006 1:22:03 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: petertare
This is an ENORMOUS concession by the Senate. They're feeling the heat that WE are applying...in concert with many conservative dems who don't support amnesty or open borders.

I know MANY dems who see the border/immigration issue as I do...seal it tight with a fence/wall and deport ALL illegals as we stumble accross them. Imprison all who employ them...a year and a day for each offense.

Those who think our opinions are not making an impact are wrong...the Senate is already moving our way. The bill that comes out of conference will have a wall, severe/real worksite enforcement...and a VERY LIMITED and controlled "guest worker" program to support agriculture. Those who are here today will not be granted amnesty in any form and worksite enforcement will make them unemployable.

When THAT bill goes back to the Senate we'll see who has the cajones to vote against it:)

43 posted on 05/17/2006 1:22:39 PM PDT by Mariner
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To: Oxyrinchus

this is the kind of talk, even though I know its in jest (I hope), that makes FR look bad, and frankly emboldens those who want to paint people in legitimate opposition to this bill, as "kooks". we don't want electrified fences, moats of boiling oil, gun turrets, et al along the southern border.


44 posted on 05/17/2006 1:23:33 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: petertare

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay
My, oh my what a wonderful day!
Plenty of sunshine heading my way
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay


45 posted on 05/17/2006 1:23:56 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
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To: Constitution Day

It's a good start. I wasn't directing my comment AT you, merely to you as an observation of some of the posts. Sorry for the misunderstanding.


46 posted on 05/17/2006 1:24:53 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: juliej

How about the so called Senators go out and build it. They're not doing anything worthwhile. Let 'em earn their huge pay for a change.


47 posted on 05/17/2006 1:24:55 PM PDT by HonestConservative (Bless our Servicemen!)
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To: Altair333
Here one for all the amendments introduced to S.261( thomas.gov)

In has links to histories & votes. See (2) S.AMDT.3961 - No Legalization till Enforcement Measures complete. It's vote flushed all the RINOs. (VOTE)

48 posted on 05/17/2006 1:25:31 PM PDT by drpix
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To: petertare

This should take about 20 years.


49 posted on 05/17/2006 1:25:33 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: petertare

Good news.


50 posted on 05/17/2006 1:25:42 PM PDT by loreldan (Without coffee I am nothing.)
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