Skip to comments.Grassley immigration amendment tabled (Border Enforcement)
Posted on 06/13/2013 10:46:11 AM PDT by Red Steel
(CNN) - An amendment to the Senate's immigration reform plan that would have required strict border controls be in place before undocumented immigrants are able to begin the process that could lead to citizenship was tabled Thursday.
Democrats and a few Republicans voted 57-43 to table the measure, proposed by Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa,
Democrats, who oppose the Grassley amendment because they think it sets security metrics that are not attainable
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Those who put forth that bill never, ever planned to enforce that bill either!
Liars, cheats and traitors. Toss them out, establish recall elections where permissible and send them out to DC to live off their huge retirement plans, that Rubio won't get to take advantage of because he hasn't "worked" at his Senate job for 6 years!
I may seem absolutist, but it’s necessary with these politicians. Give them the freedom to make exceptions, and they will all over the place whether needed or not.
Fence the entire thing. In fact, double fence with no man’s land in between.
See that ledge on the top of the right cliff? It looks real flat there. I think that spot would do nicely. Give the river to Mexico. We got plenty of em.
Can I be La Raza too?
I don’t want a 6’ chain link fence with some rusty razor wire on top. I want a reinforced concrete wall on a foundation with a chain link fence and razor wire 15’ inside of the concrete barrier. Between the wall and the fence is where the mines are to be set.
Of course we should include the proper signage in both English and Spanish to protect our loving trespassers telling them of the dogs, electrified fence, land mines and killer bees.
....unless you have a boat and a phone. But the illegals aren't near that sophisticated are they.
I agree. The security fence in Israel has been very successful against Muslim terrorists. It is a “fence” fence in places and a concrete barrier in others depending on topography. We can use that as a model.
It is mindless chauvinism to argue against the barrier because it will not be on the last inch of US territory. That is the kind of argument a troll would make.
The only boats around there are people-powered. River-rafting is a HUGE industry there, and you’re trying to kill off the livlihood of hundreds of people. 10s of thousands of people, if you include the whole Rio Grande border.
Cell phones DO NOT work there. Maybe satellite phones, but that’s it.
You’re not from around here, are you?
Not since I rowed across the Rio Grande to live here in 1997. I got thirsty waiting for my ride.
Oh yes! An electric fence dead center!
<.....”Sooooooooo, those traitors never, ever had any intention of getting or enforcing border security! Of course, they already have the laws”...>
Shortened your comment a bit...but we already have the laws..and you are right..if they had wanted border security they would have long ago enforced the laws already in place.
Our borders will never be secured....they’ve made that quite clear.
I still say set an electric fence smack dab IN the river....on our side...fry them if they try to get across.
across terrain far more difficult and hostile than that between here and Mexico. Am I wrong to understand that a complete fencing system has already been passed not once, but twice, and has never been finished due to purposeful underfunding? By LAW those enactments mandate completion of the too-long unfinished border barrier. Excuses of "it can't be done", like this special interest amnesty, is utter BS.
...voted 57-43 to table the measure...
Did a Dem vote twice? ....Isn’t Kerry’s seat still empty?
Don’t get me wrong about securing the border - I want it secured. I like the lighting idea. I want it manned. I don’t want people having the ability to come across illegally.
I just happen to believe that this can be accomplished without ceding territory to Mexico. If a fence can’t be put right on the border, then do something else there.
We can secure the border without taking away people’s recreation, property and livelihood.