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Senate rejects border fence
The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2013 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 06/18/2013 4:51:10 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady

Minutes after the border fence, senators also voted to weaken current law that requires the government to have biometric checks such as fingerprints or eye-scans for every visitor to the U.S. — a recommendation of the 9/11 commission that looked into the terrorist attacks on Washington and New York.

Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.

The 54-39 vote to reject the fence shows the core of the immigration deal is holding. The vote broke mostly along party lines, though five Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the bill’s authors, voted against the fence, and two Democrats voted for it.

(Excerpt) Read more at p.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegals; immigration; senate
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To: NFHale
“...And the fence was already passed into LAW. WHY HASN’T IT BEEN BUILT?...”

What? And ruin a perfectly good Illegal Invasion?

Besides -- we just don't have the cash on hand. Are we just supposed to end 0dinga Jong-Il's junkets and vacations insread?

101 posted on 06/19/2013 9:26:11 AM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: USS Johnston

“...And ruin a perfectly good Illegal Invasion?...”

Yeah, we need all those undocumented democrats, after all...


102 posted on 06/19/2013 9:30:08 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Why not just impeach all the anti-Americans that REFUSE to protect the country. That’s treason. Sounds simple to me. You don’t want a fence built means you could care less how many illegals break into the country........which of course includes terrorists wanting to kill Americans. So arrest these treasonous bastards and get on with building the fence. That includes the worthless POS sitting in the White House, who flatly refuses to protect the country from invasion.Lock his sorry ass up and throw away the key. Hell, we might as well live in a banana republic. There is no rule of law whatsover. Democrats, lead by the Muslim-in-chief use the Constitution as toilet paper and republicans refuse to do one damn thing about these anti-American goons.


103 posted on 06/19/2013 9:57:51 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NFHale
Levin makes a living on the radio talking politics. He speaks for many of us and we often agree with him. He was sucked in hook line and sinker by Rubio.

Sure ultimately the people voted the guy in... but Levin played a big part in making that happen.

104 posted on 06/19/2013 11:55:09 AM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

“...He was sucked in hook line and sinker by Rubio. ..”

Well, clearly he wasn’t alone.

Hell, I thought the guy was the real deal too, but he’s not from my state, so I had so say in the matter.


105 posted on 06/19/2013 12:08:53 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: ransacked
We could secure the border in a few days by moving the National Guard there. Isn’t that what they’re supposed to do...guard the Nation?

Wouldn't it be great if our elected officials cared as much about the integrity of our borders as they seem to care about the integrity of the borders of various third world would-be client states?

106 posted on 06/19/2013 12:19:40 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: USS Johnston

WHICH ONE IS RUBIO??

I don’t know, they all look the same to me!

Oh, sorry. My bad.


107 posted on 06/19/2013 4:00:27 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Had it up to here with this damn bullshit! What do we need? 1 million people in Washington D.C with pitchforks to scare the hell out of these rat bastards? This in infuriating!...F’em!!!


108 posted on 06/20/2013 10:02:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: hattend
This is the India-Pakistani border seen from space. With a tenth of our GDP India has erected 1,156 miles of floodlights and will eventually have built 1,269 miles of fencing...

India-Pakistan-border

across terrain far more difficult and hostile than that between here and Mexico. A complete fencing system has already been passed not once, but twice, and has never been finished (last time due to purposeful fund-shorting courtesy of Kay Bailey Hutchinson). By law those enactments mandate completion of the too-long unfinished border barrier. India's example proves excuses of "it can't be done" are utter BS.

109 posted on 06/20/2013 10:38:05 AM PDT by N-R-T (no rat tyranny)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Yup, The GOP has bellowed its last surrender!

I guess I’m an indy now.


110 posted on 06/20/2013 12:49:38 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: ncalburt

WSJ video :

“Rick Perry: Americans Won’t Trust Washington On Immigration Until Border Secured”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/06/20/gov_perry_americans_wont_trust_washington_on_immigration_until_border_secured.html


111 posted on 06/20/2013 1:14:06 PM PDT by baysider
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To: baysider

Exactly

The paulbot. Trolls need to be banned for good.

There irrational harassment is old


112 posted on 06/20/2013 5:58:52 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: sand88

He knows its a bad bill


113 posted on 06/20/2013 6:03:13 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: RB156

Tx big problem is that HEB grocery store billionaire who wants cheap Labor .
He ,Adelson, Koch Brothers are a wrecking the GOP with there threats and money


114 posted on 06/20/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Someone should tell Marco Rhinio that this is no way to get the GOP nomination for president.


115 posted on 06/20/2013 7:33:23 PM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: kjam22

Bottom line, we listen to the opinions and then we research and we decide. The final decision rests with us


116 posted on 06/20/2013 10:55:43 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Brad from Tennessee
>> Harry Reid said the other day that it would “take decades” to secure the border. <<

Obama says it's already secure. Can't these liberals make up their minds?

117 posted on 06/21/2013 10:40:22 AM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

The GOP is so dead to me that it will be a pleasure to vote against it for a useless independent in 2016. I know that’s practically the same thing as voting Democrat, but the GOP is dead to me too.


118 posted on 06/21/2013 3:46:42 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Rockitz

Maybe Marco knows something we don’t know. Our little primary voters are so confused they may vote for Marco thinking they are really backing Jebbie.


119 posted on 06/21/2013 3:48:13 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

I bought the line last time that “if you vote for a third-party, you are just wasting your vote” and I held my nose and voted reluctantly for Rino-Romney.

Never again. I will vote FOR someone, not AGAINST someone, or I will not vote at all.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.


120 posted on 06/21/2013 4:27:35 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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To: Wisconsinlady

It’s not just “fool me twice” with me, but multiple times. I have never been fooled pre se, just know the Republican Party is elitist and shall so remain. But Jebbie will be a much harder pill to swallow than was Romney.


121 posted on 06/21/2013 5:02:17 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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