Wow! What a surprise vote as the Senate approved The Border Fence Act of 2006 (HR 6061)
by a vote of 80-19! The bill will now head to President Bush to sign which he already stated he will. This bill authorizes the construction of 700 miles of border fence along our southern border.
The only downside to all of this is that it is not fully funded yet. An appropriations bill has to be passed. We'll see how that goes, but with the surprising number of those voting in favor of this after all of the talk for months about how a fence isn't worth a damn thing by those Senators who are pro illegal alien.
This bill didn't include any amendments that offered amnesty or any other benefits to illegal aliens like some wanted to add to it. The only additions beyond the 700 miles of fence is a study of the northern border.
One item of particular note is the cowardly loudmouth Senator Ted Kennedy who decided he would speak on and on against the fence and then was the only Senator to not vote at all. What a freakin coward. At least stick to your traitorous beliefs Senator Kennedy.
Below is the roll for who voted for and against this bill with the 19 sick and twisted traitors of this country who would sell out the American people in order to appease Mexico and South America, pander to the Hispanic vote and who wished that an amnesty was pushed through so that even more taxpayer dollars could be distributed to foreigners who shouldn't have been here in the first place.
Republicans are in Bold (Even that Liberal posing as a Republican Lincoln Chafee)
|Not Voting -
Of particular note above is the Yea vote by Senator Hillary Clinton who just yesterday voted against cloture on the bill. Waffler, two faced, playing for the '08 election call her what you will. I'm sure she didn't want to go on record as opposing an enforcement only action that most American agree with. That would have been political suicide for any of the moderate to center-right vote.
Then again you have Lincoln Chafee, a Republican out of Rhode Island, voting against this bill. We see where his loyalties lie.
Follow this bill through the House:
Sep 14, 2006
House Expected To Vote On 700 Mile Fence Today - Secure Fence Act of 2006 (HR 6061)
Watching The CSPAN Debate On The Secure Fence Act of 2006 (HR 6061)
House Passes 700 Mile Border Fence - Secure Fence Act of 2006 (HR 6061)
Follow this bill through the Senate:
Sep 20, 2006
Senate Looking At The Secure Fence Act (HR 6061) Today
Senate Cloture Debate Coverage Of The Secure Fence Act (HR 6061)
Senate Votes For Cloture (On Debate) On The Secure Fence Act (HR 6061)
Sep 28, 2006
Cloture On The Secure Fence Act (HR 6061) Passes Senate - Passage Vote Expected Today
I believe that alot of credit needs to go to Congressman Sensenbrenner for his leadership that brought so much national attention to the illegal immigration crisis during his hearings. I was able to watch/listen to/read quite a few of them and the expert opinions given were overwhelmingly that we need to get control of our borders. The next struggle that needs to be won next year, is what to do with the millions that are now here illegally. Self-deportation seems to be the only feasible method. Link that with U.S. government pressure on Mexico to provide for its' own people, coupled with employee sanctions here, will bring about an attrition driven self-deportation, the likes of which we have never seen. If Feinstein wants an ag-bill that includes a guest worker program, that is fine, but it appears by what she is saying, these are jobs that even the Mexicans won't do. Perhaps us lazy Americans can do what we have always done, because we are lazy; invent ways of automating the harvesting process so as to reduce the need of manual labor. We have been real good at this over the centuries.
Posted by: Randy on October 1, 2006 11:24 AM
The is an extremely important bill for our nation's future. Not only will the terrorist threat be reduced, so will the criminal threat, drug threat and of course the massive foreign invasion threat be substancially reduced.
It is a victory for all those who love America. Notice that not one Republican voted against this crucial bill. Also notice the nauseating Democrats who voted against this very necessary bill who won't lift a finder to keep the 94 sex offenders out of the US who cross our borders EVERY day. There are an estimated 250,000 sex illegal alien sex offenders in the US because of that open Southern border. I guess they care more about the price of lettuce than they do our children's safety.
Posted by: Denny on October 4, 2006 02:09 AM
I think you folks need to get a better perspective on illegal immigration. A 700 mile wall will not stop immigrants from coming to this country thru our borders. I think it is a waste of government funds. Oh wait! Fiscal responsibility is no longer an issue with this administration and we do need to get re-elected...Ok lets look at history...you guys heard of the Berlin Wall right...May be not! Well let me share with you that the Russians had an extremely difficult time keeping the East Germans from crossing the wall. Some East Germans built submarines, tunnels, balloons, watercrafts, etc to get over, around, or thru the Wall. It did not stopped people from going over to West Germany. For more info, visit the museums in Berlin that tell the whole story.
So what makes you think we are going to be able to enforce 700 miles of border. The price for the fence plus operations and maintance of it will be outrages...
The way to better this situation is to use our diplomatic, economic, information tools available in our arcenal of options...to get Mexico more involved!
Take the money you are going to invest in this wall and research a better solution.
Posted by: L from NJ on October 11, 2006 12:30 PM
Thanks Denny. It's nice to here something refreshing about this issue. This issue is being so twisted by fear and 9/11 that it's hard to see past tomorrow. Of course the wall won't work. That vote was simply about getting re-elected, and I can't really blame Kenedy for his decision. After a lifetime in politics, you get really good at calculating those kinds of decision.
People here in the US and in Mexico have suffered under our current trade agreements, which are anything but far for the majority of people, but since the economy far outshines Mexico's it's no wonder that our friends south of the boarder feel the bite harder than we do.
And so they come.
If you really want to keep them out, find ways to prop up Mexico's economy.
Posted by: matt on June 27, 2007 02:50 AM