Archive for Saturday, August 14, 2010

Obama signs border security bill

August 14, 2010


— President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill directing $600 million more to securing the U.S.-Mexico border, a modest election-year victory that underscores his failure so far to deliver an overhaul of immigration law.

The new law will pay for the hiring of 1,000 more Border Patrol agents to be deployed at critical areas, as well as more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It provides for new communications equipment and greater use of unmanned surveillance drones. The Justice Department gets more money to help catch drug dealers and human traffickers.


Stuart Evans 7 years, 8 months ago

we have spent billions upon billions "securing" our borders. There are massive amounts of fencing, gates & personnel all along the southern border. The government can't ever effectively use the tools they already have; $600 million more isn't going to solve the problem either. They DON"T want to solve it.

Scott Drummond 7 years, 8 months ago

Remember all the republican whining about not engaging on immigration reform until steps were taken to "secure the border?" Now we see how serious they really were.

Also, no mention of any effort to increase enforcement on the traitors who hire the illegal immigrants. That, too, is telling.

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