Border Security Compromise Amendment May Be In The Offing

But note the word “may.” is reporting:

The agreement to strengthen border security, has officially been introduced as an amendment to the ‘Gang of 8′ reform bill by Senators  John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn.

The two Senators introduced a compromise that calls for 3.2 billion more dollars be spent on border security before green cards are issued to the 11 million undocumented immigrants.

The money would be spent on everything from observation towers, fixed cameras, drones, helicopters and planes, mobile surveillance systems, seismic detectors, and ground radar.

It also calls for 700 miles of new fencing added to the current 42 miles, as well as 20,000 new border patrol agents, double the current number.

It would make the Secretaries of defense and homeland security and the general accounting office certify that those systems are deployed and operational before green cards are issued.

However, the key caveat comes just a few paragraphs later:

No immediate vote is expected on the newly released amendment.

Without a vote to approve, an amendment is nothing more than a nicely-typed piece of paper, with no legal force whatsoever. Time will tell if the Gang of Eight actually allows a vote on this amendment, and if any of them vote “aye.”

1 Comment

  1. June 20, 2013  5:37 pm by juandos Reply

    if you believe the crapola from ABC News would you be interested in a bridge I have for sale?

    Did you forget there was already suppose to be a fence up?

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