ICYMI: Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Mandated by Congress in 2006

June 21, 2013 07:48
ICYMI: Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Mandated by Congress in 2006

As Grouch Marx said “Who ya gonna believe, me or your own lyin’ eyes? As illegals continue to pour in, Lucy holds the football for the Charlie Brown Republicans. Sure we’ll secure the border, after you give amnesty to 11 million new socialist Democrat voters. LOL!


From May 2010 post:

Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Originally Mandated by Congress

By Ryan Byrnes at CNSNews.com


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has built future_immigrationonly 32 miles of double-layer fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border out of the 700 miles originally mandated by a 2006 act of Congress, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

One reason DHS has been able to do this is an amendment that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Texas) slipped into an omnibus appropriations bill that Congress passed on December 18, 2007.  Hutchison’s amendment put a loophole in the fence law that allowed the secretary of Homeland Security not to build the fence Congress had mandated the year before.

The Secure Fence Act of 2006 specifically ordered DHS to build two layers of reinforced fencing along 700 specific miles of the nearly 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border.

“The Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide for at least 2 layers of reinforced fencing, the installation of additional physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors” along 700 miles of designated border areas, the Secure Fence Act said.

Hutchison’s 2007 amendment neutered this language. It said: “Limitation on Requirements.–Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), nothing in this paragraph shall require the Secretary of Homeland Security to install fencing, physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors in a particular location along an international border of the United States, if the Secretary determines that the use or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain operational control over the international border at such location.”

[The previous link to the full article at CNSNews.com no longer works]


Also please consider:

Trying to Fool You on Immigration (Amnesty)

Spread the Word About What the Senate Is Doing on Amnesty

Real Goal of Immigration ‘Reform’ – 8 million Progressive voters

Gang of Eight Betrays (Legal) Americans

Amnesty Bill to Cost TRILLION$!

Amnesty Bill is a Massive Multi-Million Dollar Fraud – Rubio Should Be Ashamed

Illegal Alien Propaganda: A Critical Lesson in Terminology and Tactics

The “Gang of Eight” and Immigration Reform: “Bordering on a National Security Nightmare”

Rep Gohmert: “King” Obama forcing ICE agents to break laws

Illegal alien criminals protected by Obama dream amnesty

Border Patrol Told ‘run away’ and ‘hide’

Krauthammer: “unprecedented grab of power” – “congress ought to be offended”

Criminal illegals get set free

Illegals get over $4 billion in tax credits – up 400%

Border Fence Not So Secure – Tell Napolitano

Obama – SEIU ties and the real goal of amnesty

CASA de Maryland: The Illegals’ ACORN

Labor Secretary makes deals with foreign nations to protect illegals in US

Obama’s “dictatorial” amnesty by order to cause flood of illegals

Dream Act by executive order – Obama halts deportations

Krauthammer: This is outright lawlessness from Obama admin

Immigration insanity – eleven nations sue Georgia over crackdown

Mexican diplomat attacks protester at Mexican Consulate mobile ID center for illegals at US school

Obama mocks border security while terrorists walk in

Congressman Demands Obama Uses Executive Power Or Latinos Won’t Vote For Him

Is Obama administration suppressing illegal immigration numbers by not arresting?

GOP says 5,000 non-citizens voting in Colorado a ‘wake-up call’ for states

The amnesty by agency memo

Obama admits lack of enforcement on illegals

Napolitano: DHS Granted Deferred Action to Nearly 900 Illegal Aliens in 2010 (or maybe more)

The Mexican war front – Obama AWOL

Phoenix AZ beheading tied to Mexican drug cartel – but border is secure?


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