“We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” he said at an immigration forum hosted by the AFL-CIO. Of course, amnesty is far more important.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) signaled Tuesday that the dramatic boost in border-security in the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill could be one of the provisions that may be changed in a potential House-Senate compromise.
During an immigration forum hosted by the AFL-CIO Tuesday, McCain – a key Senate Gang of Eight negotiator – said while a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s undocumented immigrants is a “fundamental element” of the bill, the “rest of it could be adjusted.” He singled out the border security parts as an example.
“We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” McCain said Tuesday. “But what we do need is use of technology that has been developed where we can survey the border more effectively.”
The border-security provisions in the Gang of Eight bill, written by Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota, would set aside more than $46 billion to double the number of border patrol agents along the southwestern U.S. boundary, add new surveillance technology and to complete the 700-mile border fence.
I don’t know about you, but I have had it with these weak-kneed, spineless “Republicans.”
Of course, none of this is a surprise.
- McCain ‘impressed’ with Obama’s divisive ‘coulda been me’ speech on racism
- MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell: McRINO a hero, conservatives wanting border security shameful
- GOP Rep. Raul Labrador: Immigration reform could mean end of Republican Party
- John McCain: House GOP needs to pass Senate amnesty bill to save party
- Barf alert: Schumer, McCain hold lovefest after voting to destroy America
- MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: Democrats ‘believe in illegal immigration’
- Website starts recall against Sens. Jeff Flake, John McCain over immigration
- Conservatives warn: ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill will destroy America
- Ted Cruz launches national petition to stop Senate immigration bill
- Amnesty bill lets DHS waive criminal activity by illegal aliens, not U.S. citizens
- Ted Cruz: Will Obama do background checks before giving arms to Syrian rebels?
- Houston man accused of threat to kidnap, murder and burn Sen. Ted Cruz
- Immigration attorney: ‘Illegal immigration’ a ‘misnomer of Fox News’
- MoveOn.org video: Saying ‘illegal’ immigrants fits definition of a hate crime
Be sure to check out our Headlines page to see what else our contributors are covering and make sure to listen to “Grit and Grace” every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Pacific Time on Blog Talk Radio, where you can hear Joe discuss current events.