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    Obama to sign bill approving $600m for border security

    Obama to sign bill approving $600 million for border security - CNN.com

    Washington (CNN) -- President Obama will sign a bill Friday that provides $600 million in emergency funding to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

    A day earlier, two senators -- Democrats Charles Schumer of New York and Ben Cardin of Maryland -- returned from their August recess to give the chamber's approval for the bill.

    The House of Representatives had already approved the measure.

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    Re: Obama to sign bill $600m for patrolling US border

    I completely approve of better patrols on our southwest border, but shouldn't we bring the troops home so we can pay for it?

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    Re: Obama to sign bill $600m for patrolling US border

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I completely approve of better patrols on our southwest border, but shouldn't we bring the troops home so we can pay for it?
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    Re: Obama to sign bill $600m for patrolling US border

    I hope its for actual boots on the ground and not office or administrative jobs or for the national guard to do the same **** the minutemen were already doing for free.
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    Re: Obama to sign bill $600m for patrolling US border

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I completely approve of better patrols on our southwest border, but shouldn't we bring the troops home so we can pay for it?
    What did the national guard do when they were on the border? Put up fence,act as spotters for the border patrol and had no authority to arrest,detain or prevent illegal crossing. In otherwords they were paid minutemen. So wouldn't they have regular troops on the border acting as paid minutemen too? What the minutemen is doing is fine for a volunteer force that we the tax payers are not paying for, but if we are going to pay for it shouldn't the military have the same authority to arrest or detain illegal crossers and or prevent illegal crossing?
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    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Obama to sign bill $600m for patrolling US border

    If this bill will truly help border security then I can agree with this. I fear it's just a political ploy though and is probably very weak legislation.
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    Re: Obama to sign bill $600m for patrolling US border

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    If this bill will truly help border security then I can agree with this. I fear it's just a political ploy though and is probably very weak legislation.
    I believe its another one those "use this money to make it look like your doing something but don't actually do anything" ploys meant to con the public so weeks or months later they can claim they tried and how we need amnesty.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Obama to sign bill $600m for patrolling US border

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I believe its another one those "use this money to make it look like your doing something but don't actually do anything" ploys meant to con the public so weeks or months later they can claim they tried and how we need amnesty.
    I wouldn't put it past him. I mean, the guy does sue states that dare attempt at helping the government enforce border security. I won't judge the bill until I know what's in it. But lately the Democrat party has been labeling bills as "helping the poor" or "creating job" that really don't help the poor or create jobs at all. It's all politics and no substance.
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    Re: Obama to sign bill $600m for patrolling US border

    I agree with this legislation, it is working to put more law enforcement on the ground and improve the technologies at their disposal. This will definitely help combat border crime and is long overdue.

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    Re: Obama to sign bill $600m for patrolling US border

    All I've been able to dig up thus far is "The bill will pay for 1,500 additional Border Patrol agents, a cadre that Schumer described as a "strike force" for counter narcotic and countertrafficking operations. It will also increase drones to provide real time information to authorities about illegal crossings, beef up communication between federal agents and local police, provide money to construct "forward operating bases" for Border Patrol agents to detain people along the border, and pay for additional ATF, FBI and other agents to target drug and human trafficking rings. "

    John McCain, Jon Kyl Say New Border Bill Isn't Enough

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