Skip to comments.Senate rejects border fence
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 didnt 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 bills authors, voted against the fence, and two Democrats voted for it.
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Harry Reid said the other day that it would “take decades” to secure the border.
We elect these creatures only to have them give away all we hold dear. Shame on all of us.
Popular support for this piece of garbage is already plummeting. I doubt this will help.
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?
tommorrow will be big. i will be pounding the phones. go tea party.
Just heard a report on radio about a possible Tuberculosis outbreak-—in a damned hospital!
First thing I said to the better-half was “I’ll bet it’s from an illegal, getting free health”care”.
They bring in diseases we eradicated decades ago, (leprosy too), crime and bed bugs.
(Regardless of my not wanting to support Hollywood filth, I ALSO hesitate going to a theater for fear of bringing bed bugs back home with me.)
When the crime, disease and unemployment rate skyrockets, you’ll know who ELSE to blame besides Benghazi Barry and Valerie Jarrett—congresscritters.
They’re expediting it.
Is that for Taxed Enough Already or TAPPED Enough Already?
It will take decades for Harry Reid to leave his government office.
39 votes anti-amnesty votes is better than the 15 they got in the initial vote, but of course not enough to kill the bill.
I suggest everyone change their affiliation from “republican” to “Independent”...tomorrow.
And there you have it. Hannity can safely remove his lips from Rubio's butt now.
No, their real purpose is to guard the ruling class elites from us.
There are R’s and D’s, you have to pick one. You can vote for another party, but you know damn well it’s a waste. Shame on us for what? They’re the crooked SOBs.
Levin is the guy who put Rubio where he is. Without “the great one”.... most of us would not even know who Rubio is.
So we can get RINOs in every primary?
Can this little pecker wood just drop the R now and join the party that he really cares for.
Could have sworn they voted for a gazillion dollars to build a fence after 911 or something like 10 years ago.
Must have went down the same hole the stimulus trillion went.
Let the nation collapse. Rebuild later. We deserve it.
so, basically, this is the Reagan amnesty mistake redux... i’m shocked /s
It will NEVER be secured as it means unending political power for the Democrats and unending cheap labor for businesses who are willing to sell out their own country and its heritage for a better bottom line.
Stupid! Just stupid....
The 2006 vote to build the fence came back to haunt some of its supporters, including Mr. Obama, who was in the Senate at the time. He was harshly criticized by immigrant-rights advocates back home in Illinois, who said they felt betrayed by the vote.
A year after that 2006 vote, however, Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison wrote legislation giving the Homeland Security Department the option to build less fencing.
What took so long? I did just that in 2007 and have never regretted it.
The house of Lords has spoken, knave.
It took Israel less than 3 years to secure 420 miles of border at a cost of 14 billion.
Plans for this fence have been in the works for almost 30 years. They know exactly how long it will take, how much it will cost and the risk mitigation of how many people will actually make it across should they try.
They know exactly how much it would cost to pay off each rancher who owns land on or near the border. They know which construction companies will be hired to build the fence. They know exactly where homes, hotels and other infrastructure will go and how much it will cost.
A decent project manager can put this together in 6 months and have it built in less than 5 years. And if he isn’t dealing with unions bring it in on or near budget.
i don’t think the fence would work as well as shoot to kill policy or landmines
time to be more offensive against the parasites by using deterrent such as that.
oh yeah, kick out the welfares too. but we know that’s never going to happen.
Think of this moment every time you take your shoes and belt off and then raising your hands like a prisoner when going through airport security.
It will likely never happen with widespread Republican opposition. There is no will and thus no way.
And though they reject biometric scans of visitors, I just read somewhere this week that all of OUR biometric scans are going to be in the national database.
The majority of the Senate said they didnt want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built
And will Americans for a Conservative Direction please shove it where the sun doesn't shine.
Rick Perry came out against this evil bill
Well then, Rubio has stuck a rather large knife in Levin's back now, hasn't he? It's not Mark's fault that the guy lied through his teeth to everyone.
Exactly! and I should worry about having lotions in my bag.
I don’t disagree. Hopefully Mark will learn to be a little more careful..... do a little better background work on these people etc before giving them a public stage. If I say I like someone etc.... it doesn’t have any impact. These radio guys have a lot of impact, and therefore a lot of responsibility. But yeah... I agree with you.
A border fence would just keep out Democrat Party voters.
Harry Reid said the other day that it would take decades to secure the border.
I want to hear at least one open borders politician explain why they personally should be allowed to have a fence around their property but the US should not have a perimeter fence.
What a bunch of hypocrites!
Those clueless are Perry's supporters. He is a pro-ILLEGAL alien as any RINO in the senate yet his supporters condemn the senate RINOs while giving Perry a pass.
“Hannity can safely remove his lips from Rubio’s butt now.”
Why? Is it time to put them back on karl’s?
They won’t secure the border.
They won’t let local law enforcement arrest illegals.
They won’t deport illegals who are arrested committing crimes.
They won’t stop illegals from voting.
They won’t deny health, education and welfare, that are paid for by AMERICANS, to the illegals.
The Defence of the nation is one of the few expressly enumerated powers that fall to Congress and it seems to be the one that Congress is intent on ignoring. The Gang of Eight and all members of Congress who fail to defend America’s borders are guilty of breaching their oath to defend the Constitution if not outright treason.
Proof that they are not interested in fixing the problem.
TROUNCED enough already.
The 96 mile Berlin Wall was built and secured in 4 days. Harry Reid is completely FOS.