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Gang of 8 senators: Immigration deal requires secured border

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"We need to control the flow of people before we can bring people out of the shadows," N.Y. Sen. Chuck Schumer said after a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday. A bipartisan group of senators called for more high-tech enforcement, but wouldn't offer specifics on how to measure border security.
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Mar 28, 2013, 2:32 pm
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The bipartisan group said that an immigration deal requires a secured border with high-tech enforcement, but didn’t offer any indications on how border security might be measured.

Here’s an idea…ask the ranchers who live and work out there. You know, the people on the front-lines who have had so sacrifice so much of their work and their homes…and that of their ancestors who developed those ranches, the people you don’t give a shit about…they know better than anyone else, much better than Fred Flintstone, and certainly better than you, how secure the border is. If you want to know, go ask them. Brewer is the only one who has bothered to do that so far.

McCain pressed for new technology along the border and Schumer agreed, saying “We have adequate manpower but not adequate technology.”

Incorrect. The technology to erect guard towers and arm a sharp-shooter with a long-range rifle has existed for well over a century now.

Apr 11, 2013, 12:17 pm
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Brett Linden.

Really? you want us to put up sniper towers and shoot women, children and other HUMAN BEINGS dead for wanting to come to America like YOUR ancestors did to have a better life?  Easy to dehumanize people with brown skin and shoot them dead in your sick mind that is reminiscent of the Berlin wall and the communists who tried to kill people who crossed the wall, despite the high security. you are an idiot if you find this to be a solution to a human problem that American drug users and gun runners helped to cause. There was a time when people crossed freely and without incident both ways. We need to restore that. Let’s have intelligent talk about real solutions to border problems, by finding real solutions to people trying to become Americans. I suggest you read Emma Lazarus’s poem on the Statue of Liberty again… it was about real American values and did NOT include sharpshooters killing people from towers. That is not only criminally insane, it is just plain idiotic to think that is a solution. But then, there are a lot of people attracted to your idea who are driven by hate, fear and total ignorance in your class of neanderthals—all Nazi derivatives…KKK, White supremacists, etc… SHAME on you.

Apr 11, 2013, 12:22 pm
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P.S. Don’t tell me your ancestors came over legally… unless you are Native American, that is not the case. And remember borders are artificial barriers. People, including yourself, if you love your family, will do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING it takes to survive and help feed and clothe your family.  Employers solicit cheap labor and the immigrants wanting to escape the threats of cartel deaths and kidnapping by American supplied guns and drug habits, are doing the same. Try cleaning up our problems, so they don’t suffer the consequences, and you will see less desperation coming from not only Mexico, but Central America where we exported death squads and corruption as well.

Apr 11, 2013, 1:11 pm
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I’ll tell you what anonymous ranter…I promise to give your comments the consideration and attention that they deserve.

Apr 11, 2013, 1:22 pm
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You need my NAME to think about what I said? Sorry excuse and diversion to get away with your attitude and not addressing the issues I raised with any intelligent rejoinder.
. NO matter. I see your obsessive hateful agenda on every comment you make about immigration. Why don’t you go ask a border rancher or ICE if you can build your own machine gun tower and man it… be a REAL man instead of ranting about it and wanting others to do your killing work for you.  Yeah… I thought so. Impotence takes many forms, especially with irrational obsessed haters.  <sigh>

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