Trump Channels Clinton: Sunday’s comic

In 2006, Democrats were saying ‘build that fence!’

WASHINGTON — As a senator, Barack Obama once offered measured praise for the border control legislation that would become the basis for one of Donald Trump’s first acts as president.

“The bill before us will certainly do some good,” Obama said on the Senate floor in October 2006. He praised the legislation, saying it would provide “better fences and better security along our borders” and would “help stem some of the tide of illegal immigration in this country.”

Obama was talking about the Secure Fence Act of 2006, legislation authorizing a barrier along the southern border passed into law with the support of 26 Democratic senators including party leaders like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Chuck Schumer.

So was Bill Clinton…..

10 Comments

  1. The so-called fence is an illusory concept. If Trump really wanted to shut down illegal immigration he would use the full force of law enforcement to prosecute employers who promote illegal immigration and profit handsomely from the exploitation of foreign workers, both legal residents on work visas and the illegal aliens who have illegally entered the US. While he is at it, the president could also curtail the HB-1 visa program that allows foreign workers to legally take the jobs of American workers, generate greater profit for their employers, and harm working Americans. But wait, his son-in-law’s family is busy trying to sell some of those visas to rich Chinese. It is no accident that just about every lawsuit filed to stop state laws designed to curtail illegal immigration has been at least partially funded by the US Chamber of Commerce.

    • You are 100% correct but regarding Trump, he is too busy picking unnecessary idiotic fights and creating distractions by screwing up something as simple as firing FBI Director Comey, for example, to get around to the things important to us regular folks, whose only contribution was to help him win the election.

  2. I find it odd that every government agency has security either at the front gate and or their front doors. Nationally and at the state and local levels. I can’t get into a single building without going through some form of barrier to control access. The state capital. The pima county board of supervisors. The city of tucson council. Even TUSD meetings.

    But the folks on the left want to allow free flow of illegal immigrants into this country. It simply does not add up. There is no logic to that position. If you want in this country then follow the rules. In the meantime secure the boarder. Just like you do government buildings.

  3. Strong fences make for good Neighbors.

    Do you have a fence around your property?

    • One of the, if not THE, first thing Obama did when he bought a house in Washington D. C. was to make sure there is a secure wall/fence around his property.

  4. is the fence the answer? it’s quite an experiment – I was hoping for a revamped – reorganized immigration system, the current one being dysfunctional. BUT IT IS THE LAW.

    I also find it interesting that ‘we’ are the issue, try and become a Mexican and see what you find. I’m doing just that and it’s near impossible from it’s government technocratic self as the cor cause.

    • Unless the bill calls for amnesty, and probably open borders as well, the Democrat Party will not go along with immigration reform and unfortunately, because of the Senate filibuster, at least a few Democrat Senators are needed to pass such a bill. The obvious answer is to do away with the filibuster so at least a limited reform bill can be passed with the 51 votes the Republicans control. BTW,the filibuster is simply a Senate rule that is NOT required by the constitution or any law and can be done away with by a simple majority vote. There is no doubt the Democrats will do away with the filibuster the next time they control the Senate and it is in their intensest to do so, such as to pass an amnesty for illegals living in the U S and granting them citizenship so they can vote for the Democrat Party.

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