Wednesday, May 17, 2006


The Washington Post reports

The Senate endorsed a chance at citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants Wednesday but also voted to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing along the Mexican border in increasingly emotional debate over election-year immigration legislation.
A few minutes earlier, the Senate had voted 83-16 in favor of construction of the fence and 500 miles of vehicle barriers, the first significant victory in two days for conservatives seeking to place their stamp on the measure.

U.S. Senate Roll Call: To increase the amount of fencing and improve vehicle barriers installed along the southwest border of the United States.

Here are the 16 Democratic Senators who voted against the fence...

Akaka, HI; Bingaman, NM; Cantwell, WA; Dodd, CT; Durbin, IL; Feingold, WI; Inouye, HI; Jeffords, VT; Kennedy, MA; Lautenberg, NJ; Lieberman, CT; Menendez, DJ; Murray, WA; Obama, IL; Reed, RI; and Sarbanes, MD

The "rock star" Barack Obama can kiss his (vice)presidential aspirations goodbye.

See: California Conservative and Michelle Malkin

Senate OKs Border Fence, Backs Citizenship

Meanwhile... France has passed a tough immigration law.

France's lower house of parliament approved a tough new immigration bill Wednesday that would allow the country to selectively chose which foreigners can live and work here and require that they learn the French language.

The The French law would abolish the right of illegal immigrants to receive residency papers after living in France for 10 years which is unlike the American proposal to reward people who have been violating immigration law for the longest amount of time.

France will choose its immigrants; picking out highly skilled workers while excluding low-income poorly educated immigrants.


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