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The top 5 reasons why immigration reform in 2013 Is different than in 1986

The specter of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, or IRCA, has haunted every immigration-reform effort over the past few decades and continues to influence the 2013 reform debates.... Read more»

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Jun 13, 2013, 2:32 pm
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I think the public perception is that the 2006 Secure Fencing that the bill had been enacted was really going to be constructed? But even now the Congressional obstruction is up, endorsed by the open border minions having advised their in-the-pocket politicians not to build this real DOUBLE-LAYER FENCE, WITH THE ALL WEATHER TRACKS in between. Amendment 1197 introduced to make the TRUE fences (2) by Sen. John Thune of South Dakota has been has been an inspiration to resurrecting the fence, when in the past Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas was the adverse Republican to add a stealth amendment giving the funding for the fences, as discretionary as The Hutchinson amendment reads, in part, ” … nothing in this paragraph shall require the Secretary of Homeland Security to install fencing, physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors in a particular location along an international border of the United States, if the Secretary determines that the use or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain operational control over the international border at such location.” So the fence other than 14 miles from the beach at San Diego County, California was never built, although it was written into law and has been discarded to this day. So once again Dem Sen. Reid has once again blocked the bill for border security.

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Jun 13, 2013, 2:35 pm
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Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol—June 13
Back in 2006, George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act to build 700 miles of double-layered fence along the U.S. – Mexico border. I didn’t believe it for a minute, so American Border Patrol launched Operation B.E.E.F.—- Border Enforcement Evaluation First.
  Operation BEEF involved doing aerial surveillance of the border.
  I flew the Cessna TU-206 used for the missions. There were two crewmembers in the aft cabin – one on a still camera and one on a HD video camera.
  On May 17, 2007, we published a report on one of those missions.
  At the bottom of that report it says:
    Length of border surveyed: 310 miles [the entire area where construction was taking place]
    Steel beam vehicle barriers 51.4 miles
    Bollard-style vehicle barriers 28 miles
    Single-layered steel people barrier fence 16 miles
    Double-layered steel people barrier fence 2 miles
  On June 28, 2007, speaking on the Senate floor, Sen. Dole said:
  “The Secure Fence Act - 700 miles of fencing to be built, only two miles have been built. And so my strong view is that it’s not just promises, its proof that people want. The American People want to see results, control of our borders. So we need to establish standards, metrics and show that they have been achieved.”
  Sen. Dole got her information from our Operation BEEF——there was no other source.
  In 2008, a reporter told me that the key public relations person at CBP, Angela de la Rocha, said American Border Patrol was doing a real service for the American people.
  American Border Patrol has been telling the truth about the border for eleven years—- but the mainstream media have, with the exception of Slate Magazine, refused to report on our work—- and that includes a possible solution to the border problem.
  What does that tell you?
    It tells you that the mainstream media are controlled by people who do not want the border secured. It also tells you that the reporters who work for them are a bunch of lying XXXXX.

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Jun 13, 2013, 2:38 pm
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Those gullible still believe that the majority of Congress works for safety and security, but this is far from the truth? If this was a reality, than the two parallel fences would now be seen, covering the majority of the country, except for the mountains and I supposedly lakes and rivers where illegal aliens and other criminal traffic cross. The major dealing happens behind the Senate closed doors in the presence of mega-unions, the radical La
Raza other ethnic groups, the U.S. Dept of Commerce the giant agricultural giant companies, technology businesses, pro-immigration organizations and the other special interests lobby, who grease the palms of politicians with bountiful favors to get Congressional bills outvoted or changed for their convenience and not for the American people. The 1986 immigration law is the harbinger of today, because all the counts for the special interest are the profit margin. IT IS NO WONDER THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DONT TRUST WASHINGTON ANYMORE, WHO GET RICH ON THE BACKS OF CITIZENS, LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS AND HONEST IMMIGRANTS.

When America is under financial stress from a progressive 17 Trillion dollar deficit, cheap Chinese crummy imports and then if the Senate bill is accepted in the House, hundreds of billions of dollars in welfare, child support, and other citizen programs? With MAJOR TRIGGERS BEING DISMISSED, we might as well have just stayed amended parts of the 1986 Immigration Reform & Control Act. As I have said before, without a Southern border two-layer fences and state-of-the-art sensors as the Sonic Barrier module, the Entry and Exit system at every airport, shipping terminal to reveal the overstays, who are 40 percent on those who enter America legally, then just vanish. Stronger punishment for businesses that ignore the future implementation of the E-Verify system, and demanding from Washington that illegal people who slip past the agents, or stay after their visa has expired with a serious felony and not a civic infraction, which is ridiculous.

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Jun 13, 2013, 2:41 pm
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One doesnt need to be a rocket scientist, to know that there is an undercurrent of deceit because of the laws that are dismissed or ignored. That is why we have 11 illegal aliens living in the proverbial shadows, as the 1986 that was sidetracked. We can jam their phones at toll-free—1-888-978-3094or you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A terminal operator will connect you directly with the Senate office or just about anybody in Congress you request. A few well-meaning Senators who can be trusted are Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Senate
Minority Whip John Cornyn, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Ron Paul of Kentucky, Sen. Coats and a few more, who are heading the list that are fighting for American sovereignty and our rights. KEEP AN EYE ON THOSE POLITICIANS WHO POSSESS TO BE THE PEOPLES FRIEND? BUT THESE SENATOR OR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE, ARE REALLY PANDERING TO THE SPECIAL INTERESTS. THEN WHICHEVER THE S.477 PROGRESSES IN WASHINGTON, WE HAVE THE FINAL WORD OF THEIR FUTURE? WE CAN REELECT THEM OR REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE. LEARN MORE AT numbersUSA.

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