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Don’t Trust Them

Posted by Adam Graham on June 12, 2007

Some Senate Republicans are promising immediate money for border enforcement in the immigration amnesty bill:

It is a political tightrope fraught with peril, but the members know they need more Republican support to break through the logjam.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a principle author of the amendment with Republican Sens. Jon Kyl and Mel Martinez, says his amendment is designed to be “a confidence builder” to address members’ concerns that ramped up border security provisions in the bill won’t, in the end, get funded.

Graham hopes to provide $4.4 billion the day the bill is signed, through an estimate in fees and fines in the current immigration bill, to be used to beef up all the border security measures in the bill, with an additional $800 million for further measures, taking from measures put forward last year by New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg who called for more investment in capital infrastructure, like unmanned aerial vehicles and new Coast Guard boats.

That’s expectating about 8.8 million people to pay fines for Z-Visas. Given the immediate stay that many are getting at the front end of the bill, I sincerely doubt that. Let’s see some enforcement from the Administration and enforcement-only bill to insure our border’s secure before politicians try to go behind that.


2 Responses to “Don’t Trust Them”

  1. Founding Father [Visitor] said

    It is time the people take back the country from ruling dictators once again. The bureaucrats are passing laws the people oppose. This great country did it once and we can do it again. I propose a tax protest in 2007. No citizen files a federal tax return. If many do not file, the ruling bureaucrats will fall. “No illegal welfare taxation without the people’s representation”. Let’s go citizens of the United States. If you agree, please pass this on to others.

  2. Adam Graham [Member] said

    Uh, no. One, most of us have our taxes withheld. In addition, what’s being proposed is illegal. How about you put some money aside and give it to Conservative challenger.

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