By JAVIER MANJARRESU.S. Senator Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News to continue his push-back against the ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration reform bill, a bill that Cruz believes is “a mess.”
Along with other Republican Senators and many Americans across the country, Cruz believes that this bill “is repeating the same failed pattern we saw in 1986,” where 3 million illegal immigrants were granted amnesty. Like the 1986 amnesty bill, Cruz says the current immigration bill being pushed in the U.S. Senate, legalizes immigrants first, and promises to secure the border later.
An overwhelming majority of Americans want to see the border secured first-Senator Ted Cruz
The 1986 amnesty bill proved to be a failure, as the border was never secured, and the illegal immigration problem worsened. The number of illegal immigrants that the current Senate immigration bill is trying to deal with exceeds 11 million.
Cruz said that he has proposes a ‘fix the border problem first’ amendment to the ‘Gang of Eight’ bill, but is skeptical that Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, will not let his amendment come to a vote because it does not comport with President Obama’s amnesty agenda.
Responding to the new immigration “surge” amendment introduced by Senators Hoeven and Corker, Cruz says that it also allows for amnesty for illegal immigrants.
What is Senator Rubio saying about his newly revamped immigration bill?
This is what’s needed to secure our border, end de facto amnesty and prevent a repeat of the disaster we have today.”-Senator Marco Rubio
According to the Hoeven/Corker amendment, the following items will be deployed along the border, were the bill to become law.
The state of the art technological enhancements along the border consist of at least 86 integrated fixed towers, 286 fixed camera systems, 232 mobile surveillance systems, 4595 unattended ground sensors, 820 handheld equipment devices, 416 personal radiation detectors, 104 radiation isotope identification devices, 62 mobile automated targeting systems, 53 fiber-optic tank inspection scopes, 37 portable contraband detectors, 28 license plate readers, 26 mobile inspection scopes and sensors for checkpoints, 9 land automated targeting systems, 8 non-intrusive inspection systems, 4 unmanned aircraft systems, 6 VADER radar systems, 17 UH-1N helicopters, 8 C-206H aircraft upgrades, 8 AS-350 light enforcement helicopters, 10 Blackhawk helicopter 10 A-L conversions, 5 new Blackhawk M Model, 30 marine vessels, 93 sensor repeaters, 90 communications repeaters, 2 card reader systems, 5 camera refresh, 3 backscatters, 1 radiation portal monitor, 1 littoral detection, 1 real time radioscopy and improved surveillance capabilities for existing aerostat.
Keep in mind that these items, while they would help to secure the border, will boost the original immigration bill price tag, and still give amnesty to the existing 11 million illegal immigrants who broke U.S. law.
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