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  • Immigration Enforcement: Trump Steamrolls Ahead

    06/06/2017 10:37:30 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 06/07/2017
    Democrats think they’ve come up with the perfect strategy to defeat President Trump and the GOP. Stonewall every one of his legislative initiatives while promoting a sham “Russia-Gate” investigation so that his administration is plagued with perpetual scandal. But, on one issue at least the Democrats’ strategy is in total shambles. Trump, relying heavily on his executive authority as president, has been moving full steam ahead to regain control over America’s borders. And to the chagrin of Democrats, his immigration policies are working. In just four months Trump has put forward a comprehensive package of enforcement measures that has already...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter: If Trump really wants a ‘beautiful’ wall, here's what he's gotta get right

    01/10/2017 6:07:37 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 74 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 9, 2017 | DUNCAN HUNTER
    Donald Trump’s proclamation that he would build a “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border was a major selling point in his campaign ... It was this commitment that helped propel Trump to the forefront of a crowded field of primary opponents ... and it no less helped distinguish him significantly from Hillary Clinton ... nationwide. It will soon be show-time for Trump, ... millions of Americans are eager to see him follow through on this promise—... There is some angst, that Trump and .. advisers might be taking a step back from ... a wall ... instead considering a virtual barrier,...
  • The law already allows Donald Trump to build the wall

    12/19/2016 8:11:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/19/16 | Byron York
    The following article was published on December 7th on the Washington Examiner website By Byron York There's no shortage of people telling Donald Trump he can't build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. And maybe, in the end, he won't do it. But at the moment Trump takes office, he will have the legal authority and the money he needs to get started on the wall. Yes, there will be obstacles — what's the over/under on the number of lawsuits that will be filed trying to stop it? — but the fact is, the law is already in place that...
  • FLASHBACK: H.R. 6061 (109th): Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Hillary voted FOR the fence)

    08/31/2016 7:56:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    On October 26, 2006, U.S. President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Pub.L. 109–367) into law stating, “This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform." The bill was introduced on Sep. 13, 2006 by Peter T. King (R-NY). In the House of Representatives, the Fence Act passed 283 -138 on September 14, 2006. On September 29, 2006 – the Fence Act passed in the Senate 80 -19. The Secure Fence Act of 2006’s goal is to help secure America’s borders...
  • Reminder: House defunded the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Kay Bailey Hutchison on the Senate side)

    06/20/2013 6:58:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! Fence? What fence?...
  • Senate kills John Thune’s border-fence amendment — with help from Rubio and McCain

    06/19/2013 4:34:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2013 | Allahpundit
    You know the deal. Every amendment that adds significant border security to the Gang of Eight bill threatens to scare Democratic votes away, and Rubio, McCain, Graham, and Flake have decided that they’d rather have the bad bill they wrote pass than no bill at all. Four votes against the fence, just as Conn Carroll predicted this morning: 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...
  • Rubio Helps Kill Amendment Requiring Border Fence He Claims to Support

    06/18/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 061813 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said late Tuesday that he supports securing the United States border with Mexico with a double-tiered fence but voted against an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would have required exactly that. Rubio and his fellow Gang of Eight Republicans helped the Democrats kill an amendment from Sen. John Thune (R-SD) that would have required the double-tiered fence be built, as current law requires, before amnesty was granted to America’s at least 11 million illegal immigrants. The only other Republican to vote against the amendment was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). “I support Senator...
  • Senate rejects border fence

    06/18/2013 4:51:10 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    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...
  • Senate Exposes Rubio’s Lies: Defeats Amendment to Complete Border Fence Before Amnesty

    06/18/2013 3:14:34 PM PDT · by montag813 · 40 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-18-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona We've all seen it on TV. Endlessly. Marco Rubio, in an ad from a fake-"conservative" organization, confidently insisting that his amnesty bill would provide the "toughest" border enforcement "in the history of the United States...possibly the world", as the narrator growls about "border security on steroids!" Unless you have been living under a rock the past two months, you know full well the ad is a lie, and Rubio has utterly destroyed his own reputation with repeated, absurd lies about the 'Gang of Eight' bill. Today, with his own vote Rubio officially made a liar...
  • Senate rejects border fence

    06/18/2013 1:13:54 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/18/2013 | Stephen Dinan
    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.
  • Flashback: House Guts Border Fence (Kay Baily Hutchison pulled the funding on the Senate side)

    06/18/2013 8:34:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** Fence? What...
  • Flashback: House Guts Border Fence (Kay Bailey Hutchison pulled the funding on the Senate side)

    06/14/2013 1:27:22 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/18/07 | Michelle Malkin
    Update 10:58pm Eastern: Yeah, I’m watching C-SPAN. The motion to concur in the House amendments to HR2764, the omnibus spending bill, just passed…76-17, with 1 present. More here. Update 10:20pm Eastern. Sen. Jim DeMint is on the Senate floor right now blasting the omnibus bill for gutting the fence, removing the ban on sanctuary cities, and funding illegal alien lawyers. Hear, hear. Update 1:20pm Eastern. Omnibusting links the section of the bill containing the border-gutting. Update 10:20am Eastern. The fence gets robbed, but the spending bill gives $10 million in “emergency” funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants?!!?! *** Fence? What...
  • Sen. Landrieu Says S. Dakota Borders Canada While Calling Border Fence 'Dumb'

    06/13/2013 11:33:13 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/13/13 | Matthew Boyle
    While attempting to attack an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would require a fence be built along Mexico’s border with the U.S. before legalization, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) made a significant geographical gaffe. Landrieu, who represents Louisiana in the U.S. Senate, was trying to undermine the amendment Sen. John Thune (R-SD) offered. In doing so, she tried to argue Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was more qualified to talk about border issues than Thune because McCain represents Arizona. “A smart fence, which is what Senator McCain and I want to build--since he’s from Arizona, I think he...
  • Cornyn ready for challenges, including housing

    11/15/2002 1:59:13 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 2 replies · 189+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 15, 2002 | By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News
    Cornyn ready for challenges, including housing New senator gets eye-opener on prices, discusses priorities 11/15/2002 By DAVID JACKSON / The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON - Texas' newest senator says he is eager to get to work on national security and confirming judges, but first he needs an office and a house. Congressional leaders haven't assigned workspace to John Cornyn and other freshman lawmakers, and he and his wife are finding Washington's real estate market steep, the state attorney general said Thursday in his first news conference as senator-elect. "Even for a fairly modest hovel here in the district, it's...
  • (Kay Baily) Hutchison replacements perplexed

    04/17/2009 2:44:30 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 66 replies · 1,449+ views
    POLITICO ^ | Apr 17, 2009 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s decision to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Perry in next year’s gubernatorial primary is leaving her would-be Senate successors perplexed on how to handle their campaign finances. SNIP Already at least four Republicans are running and raising money: former Secretary of State Roger Williams, Texas Railroad Commissioners Elizabeth Ames Jones and Michael Williams and state Senate President Florence Shapiro. But the most aggressive campaign organization is being built by the Democratic mayor of Houston, Bill White, who raised $1.8 million over the past three months and has $2.1 million in the bank. snip The complicating factor is...
  • Hey, Kay! What do you say? Voters say, "Go Away." (Senator Kay Baily Hutchison, R-Texas)

    02/13/2010 5:09:17 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 18 replies · 1,095+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | February 11, 2010 | Cory Birenbaum
    Let me be the first to write this political obituary. I met Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison for the first time in 1991, when we invited the then-Treasurer of Texas (a position that the voters retired soon after Kay was elected to the Senate) to speak to a student organization at The University of Texas at Austin (UT). She was, and is, a very gracious person who seemed in (slightly) over her head. When I asked Kay about the Texas Constitution’s Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and how it is supposed to arrest growth in state government, she made it clear that...
  • 'Where's the fence?' activist asks Congress

    06/20/2013 7:28:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/12/07 | Jerome Corsi
    Steve Elliott, the president of Grassfire, says he still wants to know, “Where’s the fence?” Elliott, in a telephone interview, told WND an amendment submitted by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, for the Department of Homeland Security 2008 budget would gut the already-approved Secure Fence Act, which was adopted with the promise hundreds of miles of physical fencing would help secure the U.S. border with Mexico. But the budget bill now in a conference committee contains the Hutchinson amendment, and Elliott says it simply would drop the requirement for the security project. “After the Secure Fence Act of 2006 was...
  • Costly virtual border fence in tatters

    05/19/2016 11:56:30 AM PDT · by Will88 · 80 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 22, 2010 | Brian Bennett
    Reporting from Washington — The Department of Homeland Security, positioning itself to cut its losses on a so-called invisible fence along the U.S.- Mexico border, has decided not to exercise a one-year option for Boeing to continue work on the troubled multibillion-dollar project involving high-tech cameras, radar and vibration sensors.
  • Secure Fence Act (roll call) (2006)

    05/12/2016 9:20:44 AM PDT · by Dana1960 · 11 replies
    On The Issues ^ | September 14, 2006 | unk
    Within 18 months, achieves operational control over U.S. land and maritime borders, including: systematic border surveillance through more effective use of personnel and technology; and physical infrastructure enhancements to prevent unlawful border entry Defines "operational control" as the prevention of all unlawful U.S. entries, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, narcotics, and other contraband. Proponents support voting YES because: It is obvious there is no more defining issue in our Nation today than stopping illegal immigration. The most basic obligation of any government is to secure the Nation's borders. One issue in which there appears to be a consensus...
  • WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED TO THE 2006 SECURE BORDER FENCE ACT?

    08/17/2015 6:55:59 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 39 replies
    100% FED Up ^ | Aug 16, 2015 | 100% FED Up
    Remember the promise of a fence on our southern border? Yes, it was the plan but the $1.2 billion dollar plan was never executed as proposed. You can thank our Liar in Chief and a popular Republican for that… WE RECENTLY POSTED THIS VIDEO OF AN IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL SAYING BUILDING A BORDER FENCE “ISN’T POSSIBLE” EVEN THOUGH $1.2 BILLION WAS GIVEN IN 2006 FOR A FENCE: (VIDEO) In his speech in El Paso on immigration reform on May 10, 2011, Obama declared that the fence along the border with Mexico is “now basically complete.” Like much of what comes out...