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Editor’s Note – Ok, then.  Suddenly the Democrats are concerned about border security? 

What we have learned by now about the Progressive Left is that they rarely do anything without a motive.  Question is, what is the motive here?

Have the Democrat representatives gone back home and seen first hand how big an issue border security is, and are now concerned that it may effect their re-election chances? 

Or is Obama and Pelosi setting the stage to fast track Immigration Reform, also known as Amnesty?  Be afraid, be very afraid!


House Democrats Consider Adding Border Security To Recess Agenda

By Jared Allen, Jordy Yager and Eric Zimmermann
The Hill

House Democrats are considering adding a border security bill to the agenda when lawmakers return to vote on emergency aid for states.

Under pressure from the White House, Democratic leaders in the House were discussing on Friday the possibility of adding the Senate border security bill or a similar item to their mid-recess schedule next week.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told reporters on Friday that the administration has been in talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office, pressing the lower chamber to take up the measure when it returns next week to vote on a $26 billion state aid package.

A Democratic leadership aide said that no decision on the border security vote has been made yet.

On Wednesday, House Democrats announced plans to recall the House from its August recess to clear a $26 billion state budget stopgap measure that the Senate finally broke a filibuster to pass earlier this week.


After the Senate on Thursday passed legislation to send an additional 1,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents and hundreds of additional federal authorities to the U.S.-Mexico border, House leaders were again coming under pressure from senators — and hearing calls from their own vulnerable House Democrats, as well — to act on the border bill next week. 

Immigration reform advocates blasted Democrats on Friday for pushing a $600 million border security bill through the Senate, accusing them of trying to placate Republicans who will never be satisfied with the government’s enforcement efforts.

“It is really unfortunate, misguided and a major political misstep,” said Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change, an immigrant rights group. “There will need to be a lot of repair work by the Democrat leadership with the immigrant advocacy community.”


Read More – http://thehill.com/homenews/house/113101-house-democrats-consider-adding-border-security-bill-to-mid-recess-agenda

Additional Source – http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0810/40765.html#ixzz0vvWoCkjR

Tom Tillison


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