Archive for Friday, August 13, 2010

Obama to sign border security bill

August 13, 2010


— Determined to show a commitment to stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, the Senate convened a special session Thursday and passed a $600 million bill to put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border.

The voice vote in the nearly empty Senate chamber sends the legislation to President Barack Obama, who planned to sign it into law today. Obama had urged Congress to channel more money toward border security amid complaints from states besieged by undocumented immigrants and illegal drug trafficking.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the chief sponsor, said the measure would provide Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano “with the boots on the ground and the resources necessary to combat the crime and violence.”


jaywalker 7 years, 9 months ago

We already have a military not to mention Guardsmen. Why the hell do we need to spend $600 million for more boots?

mr_right_wing 7 years, 9 months ago

Why don't we just do to these 'illegals' what they do to (the very occasional) Americans sneaking across the Mexican boarder.

Throw them in jail; and not some 'Hilton Hotel' style American jail....a jail just like you'd find in Mexico! (Make 'em feel at home!)

Mr. Right Wings 997th Piece of Wisdom from the right!

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