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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-17-06 02:20 PM
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Senate Approves 370 Mile Triple-Layer Fense
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May 17, 2006 12:02 pm US/Pacific

Senate Approves 370 Mile Triple-Layer Border Fence
(AP) WASHINGTON The Senate voted to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing along the Mexican border Wednesday and clashed over citizenship for millions of men and women who live in the United States illegally.

Amid increasingly emotional debate over election-year immigration legislation, senators voted 83-16 to add fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along the southern border. It marked the first significant victory in two days for conservatives seeking to place their stamp on the contentious measure.

The prospects were less favorable for their attempt to strip out portions of the legislation that could allow citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and create new guest worker programs.

The Senate acted in a volatile political environment, as the White House struggled for a second day to ease the concerns of House Republicans who contend that President Bush favors amnesty for illegal immigrants.

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  -Senate Approves 370 Mile Triple-Layer Fense kpete  May-17-06 02:20 PM   #0 
  - Umm.. Isn't the border longer than 370 miles?  GreenPartyVoter   May-17-06 02:21 PM   #1 
  - I thought it was more like... 3000 miles.  Rainscents   May-17-06 02:23 PM   #4 
  - Maybe the wall will be 370 miles thick??  GreenPartyVoter   May-17-06 02:25 PM   #9 
     - LOL...  Rainscents   May-17-06 02:32 PM   #15 
  - yup 1951 miles.  bullimiami   May-17-06 02:23 PM   #5 
  - Shame on the fools . n/t  beingthere   May-17-06 02:22 PM   #2 
  - So how many billion per mile are they paying Halliburton? n/t  Sentinel Chicken   May-17-06 02:22 PM   #3 
  - GMTA  Mandate My Ass   May-17-06 02:24 PM   #8 
  - To cut costs will they use duct tape and fly paper?  peekaloo   May-17-06 02:24 PM   #6 
  - It's the photo-op fence  C_U_L8R   May-17-06 02:24 PM   #7 
  - Yup. After November, they'll 'forget' to fund it  Jacobin   May-17-06 02:28 PM   #11 
  - The more things change the more they stay the same.  Hubert Flottz   May-17-06 02:26 PM   #10 
  - Another waste of money. It will take them 20 years to build  The_Casual_Observer   May-17-06 02:31 PM   #12 
  - "The Great Fence of America"? At least the Chinese used bricks.  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-17-06 02:31 PM   #13 
  - wonder if Halliburton will get the contract . . .  OneBlueSky   May-17-06 02:32 PM   #14 
  - Is this just a provision added to the immigration bill?  Robbien   May-17-06 02:34 PM   #16 
  - What?! NO LANDMINES??? --- Pussies!  arwalden   May-17-06 02:38 PM   #17 

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