Halleluiah! A Border Fence!

The AP is reporting that the Senate OK’ed a Physical (not virtual!) Border Fence

The Senate voted to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing along the Mexican border Wednesday and clashed over citizenship for millions of men and women who live in the United States illegally.

Amid increasingly emotional debate over election-year immigration legislation, senators voted 83-16 to add fencing and 500 miles of vehicle barriers along the southern border. It marked the first significant victory in two days for conservatives seeking to place their stamp on the contentious measure.

The prospects were less favorable for their attempt to strip out portions of the legislation that could allow citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and create new guest worker programs.

Here is the vote summary of Senate Amendment 3979 Section 2611 :

The 16 Nays:


Akaka (D-HI)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Murray (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Sarbanes (D-MD)

As Jayson would say, “Shine on you crazy diamonds!” If you think this would have happened with democrats in control of the Senate, (*Gulp*) dream on!

The Anchoress… good news but some will never be pleased, “we played a jig and you would not dance; we played a dirge and you would not mourn…”

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