Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Senate OKs Border Fence

AP The Senate voted to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing

That is less than 19%; the border is 1,951 miles long. 370 is nice, but what about the remaining 1581 miles?
along the Mexican border Wednesday and clashed over citizenship for millions of men and women who live in the United States illegally. Amid increasingly emotional debate over election-year immigration legislation, senators voted 83-16
Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Cantwell (D-WA), Dodd (D-CT), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Inouye (D-HI), Jeffords (I-VT), Kennedy (D-MA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Lieberman (D-CT), Menendez (D-NJ), Murray (D-WA), Obama (D-IL), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD) voted against it.
to add fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along the southern border. It marked the first significant victory in two days for conservatives seeking to place their stamp on the contentious measure.

2 comments:

Jack H said...

Vehicle barriers? Like for all those moto-crosser illegals? Maybe it's just for all the buses, that must be bringing the population of Oaxaca uphere. All those empty villages: "Closed - gone fishing up north." Thing of it is, if there were 108 million Canadians all wanting to rush down here, we'd want, and need, a northern fence.

My own thoughts:

http://forgottenprophets.blogspot.com/2006/05/always-sane.html

Best,

J

Tina said...

I think the senate needs a rude awakening to realize that just a chunk of border wont do it. But probably when they vote it ,they vote it just to say " We did do something about it"
Sometimes, I just think we are working against ourselves. Soooo Sad: