Skip to comments.Senate border deal may clear way for bill, wave of illegal immigrants
Posted on 06/24/2013 1:07:50 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
The border security deal senators struck last week has cleared the way for the immigration bill to pass with the support of at least 11 Republicans who say the additional 20,000 Border Patrol agents and potentially 350 miles of new fencing make the bill palatable.
The only problem, according to analysts on all sides of the issue, is that those steps are not likely to achieve much in the way of stemming another wave of illegal immigration.
This is the crux of the border security fight, which has become the central issue in the battle to pass an immigration bill through the Senate, and will be the subject of a key test vote Monday: What kind of security measures will it take to convince Americans that the country is serious about preventing another wave of illegal immigration and are those measures the right answer?
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican who helped write the original bill and then negotiated the added border security, said it was a lock that more agents will stop the flow of illegal immigrants.
Ive been working on this for almost a decade with Sen. [John] McCain. I can look anybody in the eye and tell them that if you put 20,000 Border Patrol agents on the border in addition to the 20,000 weve already got thats one every 1,000 feet that will work, Mr. Graham told colleagues on the Senate floor. If you build the fence, that all helps. So I dont need any more than just getting it in place.
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Tell congressmen we dont want ANY bill passed, no matter what they promise. This bill is Amnesty for 30 million illegals, and a 1000 page bill that brings in 80 million 3rd world immigrants. The bill will destroy the U.S. and will turn the USA into a socialist state as is the democrats/Obamas plan.
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Do you remember this? McCains Complete the Danged Fence?
In June 2013, McCain showed us his true colors and voted against building the 700 mile-long fence (that was required by previous law in 2006).link
I once hired a contractor to build a room onto my house. Every time he looked me in the eye and said, "I'm going to tell you the truth..." he lied. It's what liars do.
I've called Corker and Alexander this morning - they are lost causes, shamefully. They know their next election (if we have one) will be their last. My Congressman (Roe) I believe to be solid. I've told him to overthrow of Boehner.
You still think that?