Skip to comments.Senator McCain Urges Citizens To Get Involved (MCCAIN FLIP FLOP ON BORDER FENCE)
Posted on 04/14/2010 2:30:04 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
McCain went on to discuss border concerns, expressing his frustration regarding the recent death of Douglas area rancher Robert Krentz, who authorities suspect was killed by drug smugglers.
The border is not secure and there is an increase in border violence. There have been more than 14,000 people killed in Mexico in the past few years. These include government officials, police and three Americans, he explained.
McCains believes a physical fence is what is needed, not the virtual fence with surveillance UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that he believes are ineffective.
The bad news is that the government has contracted with Boeing to build this virtual fence and it is a $100 million failure. A physical fence is less expensive and more effective, stated McCain.
The senator acknowledges that there are jobs that Americans simply wont do, and supports the idea of implementing a temporary worker program. This would allow businesses to first advertise agricultural jobs to American citizens, but if no one takes the jobs, they can be offered to workers from across the border. Those workers would be allowed a work visa for up to one year and after that one year, would have to return to their country and wait for a year before being issued another visa. Employers attempting to keep a visa worker longer than the visa allows would be prosecuted.
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Palin is supporting McCain over conservative JD Hayworth.
The slimy Michael Medved was smearing JD Hayworth on his little radio show today. I now use Medved to vet Republican candidates. If I like someone and then find that Michael Medved is pushing him, I figure that there must be some major flaw in the candidate that I haven’t spotted yet.
JDH should have a field day showing how McAmnesty didn’t want a fence.
What a weasel McLame is! Like we don’t remember how he fought against the fence.
If he really thinks the border is unsafe, why isn’t he railing against Obama and the lack of protection that Napolitano is failing to provide.
Oh, that’s right—he only gets indignant with a conservative like JDH.
Certianly there is... right between posts 31 and 33.
The people who vote know.
Besides how wrong he has been on immigration, he should have stepped aside for someone who had a better chance of winning the presidential election.