Border fence feds “committed to” gets cut by Dems in spending bill
Congress last night passed a giant new spending bill that undermines current plans for a U.S.-Mexico border fence, allowing the Homeland Security Department to build a single-tier barrier rather than the two-tier version that has worked in California.
But the measures did not pass before House Republicans blasted the changes to the border fence.
“The fact that this was buried in a bloated, 3,500-page omnibus speaks volumes about the Democrats’ unserious approach on border security and illegal immigration,” said House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. “Gutting the Secure Fence Act will make our borders less secure, but it’s consistent with the pattern of behavior we’ve seen all year from this majority.”
The 2006 Secure Fence Act specifically called for “two layers of reinforced fencing” and listed five specific sections of border where it should be installed. The new spending bill removes the two-tier requirement and the list of locations.
You can now toss everything you’ve ever heard about any of the Democrats being serious about border security and illegal immigration. Given the chance to do what the people of the United States obviously want them to do, they cut the funding. You think that will get any better if you elect more of them to office?
Elections have consequences, folks. Keep that in mind this upcoming year and keep focused on the real matters.
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