Flip Floppin Senate now Votes to Fund the Fence

66 Voted for it before they voted against it before they Finally approved it…
“I think people wanted to get right,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican. “People heard from their constituents after they voted to authorize the fence in May and then voted against funding it a couple of weeks ago.”

The fence has become one of the flash points as Congress and President Bush try to craft a new immigration enforcement policy this year piece by piece. Mr. Bush travels to Texas today to review operations at the border, including the success of his plan to deploy the National Guard to assist the U.S. Border Patrol in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

This week, the president reached his goal of assigning 6,000 Guard troops to the border states by Aug. 1. Still, of the 6,340 troops assigned as of yesterday, only 2,675 troops, or 42 percent, were “forward deployed.” The rest are at joint task force headquarters, in training or in transit.

But the Guard’s presence has led to a 25 percent drop in apprehensions at the border compared with the same time last year, suggesting the troops are having success in preventing illegal aliens from trying to cross.

That good news, though, was tempered by a government report that found Department of Homeland Security employees were fooled by counterfeit driver’s licenses in nine different tests by undercover investigators at U.S. border crossings. The Government Accountability Office said that hole in security “potentially allows terrorists or others involved in criminal activity to pass freely into the United States from Canada or Mexico.”

Over a period of three weeks, 66 Senators changed their vote. There are two messages here that is abundantly clear. 1) That the public hearings throughout the country are having an effect. Senators are more aware that public opinion and common sense dictate that our borders must be secure. 2) Momentum has has definitely shifted away from the Senate Shamnesty Bill, and puts their Priorities in the proper perspective.. 

I have no Idea what the final outcome of Senate and House negotiations will be on “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”.  But if the negotiations for the final bill doesn’t see substantial movement away from the Senate bill and towards the Border Security and expanded Law Enforcement version in the House Bill, Republicans will definately see a substantial loss of GOP Credability as well as House and Senate Seats.  

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Hat tip to Right Wing News

Also Blogging this topic: Common Sense America, & Uncooperative Blogger

Other CAII Posts:

The Border, Sex and Slavery, 11 Immigrants Get Reprieve From Deportation, Mexican Government Running US Immigration Policy-Part III, Mexican Consul Weighs In On State’s Immigration, Morgan Spurlock, 30 Days, Illegal Immigration and Rave Reviews, Colorado Governor signs tough immigration law, Oregon – GOP platform at odds with 14th Amendment   

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

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  1. Thanks for the link, It’s good to see this story get around.

  1. 1 CommonSenseAmerica

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    From The Washington Times:
    The Senate did an abrupt about-face yesterday, voting over…

  2. 2 DeMediacratic Nation

    Flip Floppin Senate now Votes to Fund the Fence

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  3. 3 Right Truth

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  4. 4 Coalition Against Illegal Immigration

    Flip Floppin Senate now Votes to Fund the Fence

    Cross posted from Morning Coffee
    66 Voted for it before they voted against it before they Finally approved it…
    “I think people wanted to get right,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican. “People heard from their constituents after they v…

  5. 5 The Uncooperative Blogger

    Senate votes to fund the fence

    A small victory for our side, but a victory nonetheless…
    From The Washington Times:
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