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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.

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KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegals; immigration; senate
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The Republican Party is dead to me.
1 posted on 06/18/2013 4:51:10 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Wisconsinlady

Harry Reid said the other day that it would “take decades” to secure the border.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 4:53:15 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

We elect these creatures only to have them give away all we hold dear. Shame on all of us.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 4:55:50 PM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: Wisconsinlady

Popular support for this piece of garbage is already plummeting. I doubt this will help.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 4:57:46 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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?


5 posted on 06/18/2013 5:03:18 PM PDT by ransacked
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To: Wisconsinlady

tommorrow will be big. i will be pounding the phones. go tea party.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 5:05:52 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Wisconsinlady

...unexpectedly...


7 posted on 06/18/2013 5:07:45 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Wisconsinlady

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.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 5:08:50 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: dadfly

TEA Party?

Is that for Taxed Enough Already or TAPPED Enough Already?


9 posted on 06/18/2013 5:09:05 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It will take decades for Harry Reid to leave his government office.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 5:13:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Wisconsinlady; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; jimbo123; 9YearLurker; DoughtyOne
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.

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.

11 posted on 06/18/2013 5:13:06 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

I suggest everyone change their affiliation from “republican” to “Independent”...tomorrow.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 5:13:42 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Wisconsinlady
"Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the bill’s authors, voted against the fence..."

And there you have it. Hannity can safely remove his lips from Rubio's butt now.

13 posted on 06/18/2013 5:15:32 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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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?

No, their real purpose is to guard the ruling class elites from us.

14 posted on 06/18/2013 5:16:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SkiKnee

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.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 5:17:54 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Windflier

Levin is the guy who put Rubio where he is. Without “the great one”.... most of us would not even know who Rubio is.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 5:17:57 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Mortrey

So we can get RINOs in every primary?


17 posted on 06/18/2013 5:19:04 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Wisconsinlady
Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the bill’s authors, voted against the fence

Can this little pecker wood just drop the R now and join the party that he really cares for.

18 posted on 06/18/2013 5:19:22 PM PDT by dragonblustar (NSA, can you here me now?)
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To: Wisconsinlady

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.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 5:21:17 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Mortrey

http://gawker.com/5986247/thousands-possibly-exposed-in-a-tuberculosis-outbreak-among-las-homeless


20 posted on 06/18/2013 5:22:12 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Wisconsinlady

Let the nation collapse. Rebuild later. We deserve it.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 5:27:48 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

so, basically, this is the Reagan amnesty mistake redux... i’m shocked /s


22 posted on 06/18/2013 5:32:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Harry Reid said the other day that it would “take decades” to secure the border.

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.

23 posted on 06/18/2013 5:33:54 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Wisconsinlady

Stupid! Just stupid....


24 posted on 06/18/2013 5:49:03 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: newzjunkey

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.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 5:49:42 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: Wisconsinlady
About America's Party
26 posted on 06/18/2013 5:53:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (John Boehner and the Republican Party: A wholly-owned subsidiary of Democrats, Inc.)
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To: Mortrey
I suggest everyone change their affiliation from “republican” to “Independent”...tomorrow.

What took so long? I did just that in 2007 and have never regretted it.

27 posted on 06/18/2013 5:59:39 PM PDT by South40
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To: null and void

The house of Lords has spoken, knave.

Silence!


28 posted on 06/18/2013 6:03:53 PM PDT by glock rocks (Matt 18:20)
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To: South40

Decades? Decades?

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.

Decades?

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.

Decades?

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.

Decades?

KMLWAHR


29 posted on 06/18/2013 6:06:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: All

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.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 6:09:28 PM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: Wisconsinlady

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.


31 posted on 06/18/2013 6:10:04 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: EQAndyBuzz
There are many "conservatives" who oppose a border fence. Ask any Rick Perry supporter.

It will likely never happen with widespread Republican opposition. There is no will and thus no way.

"Here in San Diego, we have proven that the border infrastructure system does indeed work, It is highly effective."

32 posted on 06/18/2013 6:13:18 PM PDT by South40
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To: Don Corleone

exactly


33 posted on 06/18/2013 6:14:42 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: glorgau

Ditto.
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.


34 posted on 06/18/2013 6:17:11 PM PDT by SisterK (front row seats to the Great Tribulation, booking now)
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To: Wisconsinlady; South40

The majority of the Senate said they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built

35 posted on 06/18/2013 6:22:24 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Wisconsinlady
Will Marco Rubio please pick up the white I-told-you-so phone.

And will Americans for a Conservative Direction please shove it where the sun doesn't shine.

36 posted on 06/18/2013 6:34:01 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: South40

Clueless

Rick Perry came out against this evil bill


37 posted on 06/18/2013 6:40:49 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: kjam22
Levin is the guy who put Rubio where he is. Without “the great one”.... most of us would not even know who Rubio is.

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.

38 posted on 06/18/2013 6:41:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: glorgau

Exactly! and I should worry about having lotions in my bag.


39 posted on 06/18/2013 6:42:02 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: Windflier

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.


40 posted on 06/18/2013 6:47:00 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Wisconsinlady

A border fence would just keep out Democrat Party voters.


41 posted on 06/18/2013 6:52:28 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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!


42 posted on 06/18/2013 6:53:43 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: ncalburt
Clueless
Rick Perry came out against this evil bill

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.

43 posted on 06/18/2013 6:55:11 PM PDT by South40
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To: Windflier

“Hannity can safely remove his lips from Rubio’s butt now.”

Why? Is it time to put them back on karl’s?


44 posted on 06/18/2013 6:56:14 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

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.


45 posted on 06/18/2013 7:00:54 PM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: drewh

bttt


46 posted on 06/18/2013 7:04:37 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Wisconsinlady

Proof that they are not interested in fixing the problem.


47 posted on 06/18/2013 7:10:30 PM PDT by Amish with an attitude
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48 posted on 06/18/2013 7:12:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: null and void
"TEA Party? Is that for Taxed Enough Already or TAPPED Enough Already?"

TROUNCED enough already.

49 posted on 06/18/2013 7:36:20 PM PDT by Tula Git
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The 96 mile Berlin Wall was built and secured in 4 days. Harry Reid is completely FOS.


50 posted on 06/18/2013 7:49:12 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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