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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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