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Memo To Senate: Mandate The Border Fence Be Built Or Kill The Bill

Daniel17 Wrote: May 01, 2013 7:39 AM
We have several million soldiers sitting on the rear ends doing basically nothing. If we can send 40,000 to Afghanistan to try to free that rathole, why can't we put 40,00 armed troops on our border like other countries do? Our military was created to protect this country. Stopping the illegal invasion of dumbed down, ignorant, anchor-baby dropping criminals who break the law to sneak into here does fall under the heading of "protecting America."

The effort to secure the borders and reform immigration law is about to enter a crucial month at the end of which the fate of the bill will almost certainly be known.

The bill as it emerged from the Gang of 8 can probably not pass the Senate and certainly wouldn’t pass the House, nor should it.

But the Gang of 8 draft was only, as Senator Marco Rubio has said repeatedly said, “a starting point.”

A policy and political disaster awaits if a bill emerges from the Senate that cannot generate enough momentum to get even an amended version through...