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MIDST OF PRESIDENTIAL RACE LAWMAKERS PULL FAST ONE ON AMERICANS

 

 

 

By Jim Kouri
Posted 1:00 AM Eastern
January 6, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

While the elite media are enthralled with the likes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Mike Huckabee, lawmakers from both major political parties are attempting to pull a fast one on Americans, according to several conservative organizations and politicians.

For example, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-TX) recently slammed a Democrat-sponsored bill that would eliminate the Secure Fence Act of 2006 -- a requirement passed by the US Congress to build a double-layered fence covering 854 miles of the United States-Mexico border.

"By eliminating the double fence requirement, the Democratic Congress is going to make it easier for drug and human smugglers to cross our Southern land border," said Congressman Hunter.

"This goes against the interests of any family that has been touched by illegal drugs or any American who has seen their job taken by an illegal alien," he said.

Police Officer Edna Aguayo of the NYPD agrees. "One needs to only look at the federal crime statistics to realize Americans are being preyed upon by thousands of [illegal] aliens who sneak into the country," she said.

"And what do our political leaders in Washington do? Play games with a measly eight hundred miles of fence," she said.

The Democrats pushing the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations bill hope to eliminate the mandate of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. But they aren't the only ones pushing this elimination while the news media and American public are engulfed in presidential campaign rhetoric. Several Republican lawmakers are secretly working against the wishes of a majority of American citizens.

For instance, an amendment submitted by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), and co-sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) for the Department of Homeland Security 2008 budget was aimed at gutting the already-approved Secure Fence Act, which was adopted with the promise that hundreds of miles of physical fencing would help secure the US border with Mexico.

The Hutchison amendment allows the current Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, to use discretion in deciding whether a fence is the best course of action to achieve and maintain operational control along the border with Mexico.


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DHS officials are on record as saying that in many cases the construction of "virtual fences" instead of double-layered barriers as required in the 2006 law would be a viable option.

"The Hutchison amendment gives DHS virtually total discretion over how and where the fence is built," said Steve Elliott, president of the activist group Grassfire.org. He explained the DHS would not be required to build fencing in any particular location and the double-layer mandate would be "totally gone."

"I find it odd that such an important amendment which releases DHS from specific requirements of an existing law would be passed by a simple voice vote in the Senate and then buried in the massive omnibus bill," Elliott said.

"The American people reasonably expect that a double-layer fence will be built, but Congress has always had other plans," he argued. "This amendment should be stripped from the bill."

"The success of the San Diego Border Fence demonstrates the overall effectiveness of the double-layered approach and the importance of extending this infrastructure across our southern land border," Congressman Hunter stated.

"Pulling back from the double-fence mandate is a prescription for failure that will only allow more smugglers, criminals and illegal aliens to enter the United States through our land border with Mexico," the California Republican leader added.

"If Congress is to reverse its border stance after just one year, what message does that send to illegal immigrants and drug smugglers who are watching to see how serious we are about protecting America's borders?" Hunter asked.

"If enacted," he concluded, "this legislation would represent a significant step backwards in the effort to secure our borders."

"The American people should be outraged over this latest attempt at fooling voters," said political strategist Michael Baker.

"We citizens are practically strip-searched before being allowed on an airplane, yet securing our borders and entry points seems but an afterthought by the people who we elect to lookout for us, our families and our property," said Baker.

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"Congress truly pulled the rug out from under us while we were doing our last-minute [Christmas] shopping, deceiving the American people and only showing goodwill to the [more than] 12 million lawbreakers living among us," stated Chris Simcox, president of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, in a press release condemning the US lawmakers.

Duncan Hunter for President
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"By eliminating the double fence requirement, the Democratic Congress is going to make it easier for drug and human smugglers to cross our Southern land border," said Congressman Hunter.