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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This is like Kabuki theater.
Yeah, why enforce the law...not like they care if the law actually WORKS!?
This monstrosity will pass and we are so doomed.
We built the Panama Canal. We put a man on the moon. Humans built the great wall of china with sticks, stones and wheel barrows. We extract petroleum from 50 miles below the surface of the earth.
WE CAN BUILT A WALL FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN with the materials, equipment and technology that we have today. It would cost more than $22.4 billion to build a fence along the entire 1,969-mile border. That's chump change compared to the spending we are doing to support our illegal alien problem.
That's Mexico on the left, US on the right.
Clearly, the U.S. Gov't has no such intention.
We are kidding ourselves to think that either Party is concerned with border security.
Theyre not illegal aliens and dont call it amnesty !- SOB gang members
“Democrats, who oppose the Grassley amendment because they think it sets security metrics that are not attainable”
More like metrics that they have no intention of attaining.
The first feasible location on our side of the border.
A river....fence it a thousand yards back.
A mountain...fence it in reasonable locations.
This would be a true “eminent domain” issue to create a “no man’s land.” Or, for those willing to cooperate, it could be “no man except agriculture or other such use.”
it’s like gun control. don’t enforce/pass more!~
Are you La Raza?
A defacto handing back of territory to Mexico isn’t what most people think of when they think of border security.
Looks like a good place to have a Guard House with a Sentry and live ammo. Iam thinking between that and a rotting bloating corpse of the previous fool that attempted criminal invasion it would be a deterent.
What Republicans voted against Grassley’s amendment ?
I think it is exactly what people think of in order to secure the border. Nobody would insist that the fence come to the last inch of American territory.
Are you La Raza?
This was one big JO to the GOP voters. We will vote it out and then add amendments. The point is once the bill is on the floor, all amendments then have to pass to be added. Reid will simply ignor any he does not want or the dems have the firepower to vote down any gop amendment. Meanwhile, from here out the bill only requires a majority to pass and move over to the house. So, passage sans border security has been baked in by the very same people saying it was a principal part of it, namely Rubio. If they say they were scammed, don’t believe it, they knew what was going on all along. It was one big screw job to the public, the country and to their oath of office.
ENJOY READING THIS LIST OF ‘SO-CALLED’ “REPUBLICANS” who voted to KILL the Amendment....
We can’t very well put a fence on the Mexican side of the border, can we?
And a no-man’s land is not ceding territory to anyone. In fact, it’s doing the opposite. It’s saying it’s under your sovereign control.
Guard house with sentry is a good idea. In a military operation, you don’t put a perimeter in just any old place. You put it where it makes sense. Same with a fence. It should be across the entire border, but it should be where it makes sense and offers the best position from which to attack.
My point was that there are some areas where a fence is not needed, Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park being one of them.
I can’t imagine going to Big Bend and being stopped short of the Rio Grande by a fence. No one gets apprehended there, because few illegally cross there. There’s no where to go.