Cross Posted from the Uncooperative Blogger:
From the NY Times:
I know, the NY Times, but I can’t imagine them messing up reporting on this story.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly today to add hundreds of miles of fencing along the border between the United States and Mexico and to bar illegal immigrants convicted of a felony or three misdemeanors from remaining in the United States and having a chance at eventual citizenship.
The measure calling for an additional 370 miles of fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers carried by 83 to 16. Since the House of Representatives has already approved some 700 miles of additional fencing, it is likely that whatever immigration legislation emerges from the full Congress will provide for extra barriers.
Let me see the House passes a 700 mile long fence and the Senate only 370 miles. It seems to me that we ALWAYS run into trouble getting anything really accomplished in the Senate. In my opinion, the Senate is not interested in really accomplishing anything.
No Republican voted against the fence measure, which attracted wide support from Democrats. The 15 Democrats who voted against it (as did the independent James Jeffords of Vermont) were Daniel Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye, both of Hawaii; Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico; Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, both of Washington; Christopher Dodd and Joseph I. Lieberman, both of Connecticut; Richard J. Durbin and Barack Obama, both of Illinois; Russell D. Feingold of Wisconsin; Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts; Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, both of New Jersey; Jack Reed of Rhode Island, and Paul Sarbanes of Maryland.
There are your traitors, but to only fence 370 miles is no heroic act by any in the Senate.
Earlier, the Senate voted 99 to 0, on an amendment offered by Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Jon Kyl of Arizona, both Republicans, to deny citizenship chances to those illegals guilty of a felony or three misdemeanors. But this afternoon, the Senate rejected by 66 to 33 an amendment offered by Senator David Vitter, Republican of Louisiana, that would have denied citizenship chances to illegal immigrants who have been in the United States more than two years.
They voted to deny citizenship to those illegals guilty of a felony or three misdemeanors. This is telling me that they are still wroking on Amnesty for those in this country illegally and that would be WRONG and will destroy this country. On top of that they voted against an amendment that would have denied citizenship chances to illegal immigrants who have been in the United States more than two years! Not that this would make me happy because you do not reward illegal aliens with citizenship. Becoming a U.S. Citizenship is valuable and must be earned, not stolen.
The bottom line is the President, and Republicans in the Senate, want to give amnesty to illegal alien invaders. They obviously do not put the good of our country above their political goals.
They want a ‘comprehensive’ immigration plan, let’s give them one!
- Secure the border by any means necessary. This includes the Military.
- Stiff penalties for employers, which are actually enforced.
- No taxpayer funded programs for illegals or their families. (including school for children of illegals and non-emergency medical care for any illegal)
- No “Anchor Babies” (no automatic citizenship for children of illegals born in the US)
- No path to Citizenship in any name or form for those here illegally.
- No Guest worker program until the above measures are put in place and the need can be PROVEN
- English only education and the official language of the USA
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