GrassFire.org: Obama, Clinton not serious about border fence

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  1. I Am Blessed 24

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    A grassroots border security organization believes that neither Democratic presidential candidate would implement the Secure Fence Act if elected president in November.

    At the recent Democratic debate carried on CNN, Senators Hillary Clinton (D-New York) and Barack Obama (D-Illinois) both said there might be some need for fencing in certain sections of the border. But both indicated their reluctance to complete the more than 700 miles of fencing called for by the Secure Fence Act of 2006.

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  2. Dagwood

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    Can you blame them? Even Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Republican led the charge to get the fence de-funded, and Texas is a border state!
     
  3. carpro

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    Really?


    http://www.senate.gov/~hutchison/pr011108.html

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2008
    CONTACT: Matt Mackowiak

    Senator Hutchison's Border Amendment: Myth V. Fact

    Myth: The language “gutted” the border fence.

    FACT: The amendment mandates 700 miles of fence along the U.S. – Mexico border. Of that, 370 miles of fence must be completed by the end of 2008. The Secure Fence Act did not have a requirement of 370 miles of fencing by December 2008.

    Myth: The border fence language has little support among border representatives.

    FACT: All Senators representing the four states that border Mexico, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ) Pete Domenici (R-NM), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), have co-sponsored this language. Additionally, all three times the amendment was considered prior to the Omnibus Appropriations bill, it passed unanimously.
     
  4. KenH

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    A virtual fence based on technology is the way to go, not a physical fence.

    I agree with Senators Obama and Clinton about that.
     
  5. TomVols

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    I think a virtual fence has merit, but there seems to be no consensus on implementation.
     

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