Skip to comments.John McCain: We Might Drop Those 20,000 New Border Patrol Agents We Promised
Posted on 07/31/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) signaled Tuesday that the dramatic boost in border-security in the Senates comprehensive immigration bill could be one of the provisions that may be changed in a potential House-Senate compromise.
During an immigration forum hosted by the AFL-CIO Tuesday, McCain a key Senate Gang of Eight negotiator said while a pathway to citizenship for the nations undocumented immigrants is a fundamental element of the bill, the rest of it could be adjusted. He singled out the border security parts as an example.
We dont need 20,000 additional border patrol agents, McCain said Tuesday. But what we do need is use of technology that has been developed where we can survey the border more effectively.
The border-security provisions in the Gang of Eight bill, written by Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota, would set aside more than $46 billion to double the number of border patrol agents along the southwestern U.S. boundary, add new surveillance technology and to complete the 700-mile border fence.
In case you missed it, Breitbart News recently proved why we in fact do need more Border Patrol agents and better security along the southern border with Mexico.
<br>Currently, a bipartisan "Gang of 7" is working to present an immigration plan. Details of what they're working on a thin, but many fear border security provisions will be far from sufficient, resulting in amnesty with little enforcement for more than 11 million illegal immigrants.
Broadly, going to conference means losing control of the legislation meaning pro-amnesty lawmakers will gain control. Even under the best case scenario, House conservatives trying to steer away from amnesty will be a distinct minority on any conference committee. Theyd be pared with pro-amnesty Democrats from the House and Senate and pro-amnesty Republicans in the Senate. The deck would be stacked to deliver an amnesty plan that closely resembles the Senates Gang of Eight bill.Congress heads into August recess on Friday and will hear from constituents back at home about this very issue. Debate and details about a plan will most likely emerge in September when lawmakers return to Capitol Hill.
A fool believes the promise of a politician.
Sarah Palin’s biggest political problem now may be that she campaigned to re-elect this guy.
Voters of Arizona, you got some splainin' to do.
Let's see if you will agree to legalize one high school valedictorian for every gang banger permanently deported. My guess is that you'll run out of valedictorians to legalize long before we run out of gang bangers.
I think it is beyond time we tell el heffe here, he is no longer in the GOP. He is free to caucus with the dems.
Does this surprise anyone? Why can’t this oxygen thief be decompensated?
How ‘bout we drop McCain instead?!?!
Even for a RINO he's gone maverick.
When it comes to the vital issues... there really isn’t a whit’s worth of difference between McCain and Obama.
I’m glad to see Sarah Palin didn’t have to chafe through four years of this demented old POS.
You've been screwing us over for a long, long time.
"You can't hide, Marco. We can still see you."
"No you can't."
"I'm pretty sure that we can."
After all they’re just moving targets for our Criminal Monopoly Cartel Drug Syndicate!
John, it is not a threat if you were never going to use them as intended in any event.
You and your ilk are a bunch of untruthful individuals only valuing power above the good of the country, and I, for one, am sick and tired of your bullshit.
You are not a representative of the people of Mexico who seek entry into the country, you are a representative of the citizens of this nation, and its time you started doing your job and fulfilling your Constitutional responsibilities.
I’m waiting for her to denounce this disgraceful POS, or at least to denounce his positions on immigration, budget, foreign interventions, etc. But she won’t.
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