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McCain, Kyl offer new bill on border

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 04:08 PM

The bill is similar to one McCain and Kyl proposed in May 2010. If passed, the bill would require the federal government to:

• Deploy no fewer than 6,000 National Guard to the U.S./ Mexico border at a total cost of $6 million.

• Deploy 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents to the border and add hardship pay for agents stationed in rural, high trafficked areas. Provide funding for 500 more customs inspectors for the border. Total cost: $1.5 billion over five years.

• Increase funding for Operation Streamline, which requires that every person caught crossing the border illegally be charged with a federal crime. The cases are then fast tracked through the federal court system. First time offenders are usually convicted of a misdemeanor and spend 6 months in prison before being deported. Repeat offenders are punished by up to 20 years in prison before being deported. Total cost: $250 million over five years.

• Increase funding for the Southwest Border Prosecutors Initiative, a program that reimburses state and local governments in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas for the cost of prosecuting federally initiated drug cases involving the border. Total cost: $250 million for five years.

The list goes on, but for T&C sake, i can't pin the entire post.

Something has to be done. This is funding worth spending on!
edit on 20-4-2011 by HabaneroPepper because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 01:20 PM
I am so sorry but this is another do nothing bill.

The U.S. already has laws on immigration that need to be enforced.

This is nothing more that politicians with their heads up their butts.

They do not need to deploy troops they need to just make the country unfriendly to the people who come across the border.

"If you take own the bird feeder the birds will go away."

Until they enact federal laws that change a person to get entitlements from the government that was designed for

certain people these people will continue to flow across the border.

The U.S. can not handle much longer this exodus of people leaving their home lands and coming here unchecked.

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