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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing the construction of a fence along one-third of the 2,100-mile U.S. border with Mexico, but missing from the legislation is a means to pay for it.
"We have a responsibility to address these challenges. We have a responsibility to enforce our laws. We have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take this responsibility seriously," said Bush, flanked by Department of Homeland Security officials, GOP congressional leaders and Vice President Dick Cheney.
The Secure Fence Act of 2006 is one of the first steps of a tougher illegal immigration policy touted by Republicans. Its signing comes 12 days before potentially pivotal midterm elections.
5. anyone caught crossing the border more then once should be imprisoned for a time. and not make this a joke of a game.
Originally posted by sbob
3. Greatly increase the work visas and legal immigration from mexico. This cuts down on the 10% that are criminals that are coming in. But coyotes will still be out there bringing people over.
4. For this increased mexican immigration, mexico allows a few US border agents into mexico side of the border to distrupt the crossings. (with mexican supervision officers with them.)
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Did the China great wall stopped the mongols from invading? No!
1) Enforce the laws against employing illegals - send the employers to prison for a month or two.
As of 2006, the United States accepts more legal immigrants as permanent residents than the rest of the world combined.
Immigration boomed to a 57.4% increase in foreign born population from 1990 to 2000. The public started to focus on existing immigration law and immigration outside the law, especially the 7.5+ million illegal alien workers with 12+ million household members already inside the U.S. and another 700,000 to perhaps more than 850,000 predicted for each coming year. At issue was whether the immigration laws and enforcement system were working as the public wanted them to work. Illegal household members from Mexico alone were estimated at over 8 million.
In 2006, legal immigrants to the United States number approximately 1000000 legal immigrants per year of which about 600000 are Change of Status
Originally posted by sbob
This cuts down on the 10% that are criminals that are coming in.
Originally posted by deadcatsrule
lets not forget that illegal immigration,is just that, Illegal.they are all criminals