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Homeland Security chief bashes McSally-backed border bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson sharply criticized a border security bill headed for a House floor vote next week, calling the legislation "extreme to the point of being unworkable." The measure includes an amendment pushed by Rep. Martha McSally that would require the Border Patrol to deploy closer to the U.S.-Mexico line.... Read more»

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Jan 24, 2015, 5:35 am
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Border security is a joke. Follow the Tucson Sentinel reports showing the number of criminals coming through to the U.S. in the Border States. Imagine the ones that don’t get caught. Only a matter of time before extremists get across and cause damage and yet Federal government will not protect the border.  Head in the sand policy will eventually lead to some extremely dangerous actions in the U.S. Our government refuses to do what it takes to secure the border.

Jan 24, 2015, 6:23 pm
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More teaparty inanity from “buddhaboy”.  Your comments are chickenlittle. Ms McSally is more concerned about pandering to racist border ranchers than she is about national security or doing anything about boosting the economy in Tucson. The ironic thing is she panders to teaparty creeps who want to cut off benefits to the working poor but McSally and many of her supporters have been drinking at the govt payroll waterhole their entire lives…can you say hypocrite?

Jan 24, 2015, 8:52 pm
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Hardly think there are any border racist ranchers there big boy. If u think flying jets in defense of your country is feeding from the trough, try it sometime. Can you say Idiot?

Jan 24, 2015, 10:12 pm
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Guess what Buttheadboy…most of them are ....if you don’t think there comments are than maybe YOU are. As far as Martha “flying jets in defense” of my country…I am an American NOT an Iraqi…and yes when she is against giving the working poor access to medical care while she gets it free for the rest of her life while telling other s to get jobs in the private sector…that IS feeding at the trough…We don’t need to bow down to the military…and the best thing that could happen to this area is if they closed down DM and Fort Huachaca…

Jan 25, 2015, 2:38 pm
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Working poor now have the Affordable care act,sir. Your hatred and jealousy toward anyone that has actually succeeded in our system is quite apparent. McSally seems to have taken a great interest in securing the border for National Security.She campaigned on that platform and its looking as if she is following through.

Jan 25, 2015, 2:52 pm
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Guess what butthead boy…your “success story” wants to take the ACA away from the working poor and she “succeeded” in the system off the taxpayers many of whom are the working poor who she wants to take the ACA away from even though they have supported her for her entire adult life.
  I could give a rats but about the border when people in Tucson are suffering and barely get by while she is pandering to wealthy ranchers who in some cases are leasing federal land owned by all of us for pennies.

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A new House of Representatives bill could require the U.S. Border Patrol to deploy closer to the border and maintain 'operational control' of certain areas, a requirement that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson criticized in a public statement Thursday.


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