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Senate Proceeding on Mar 12th, 2008 :: 6:59:21 to 7:06:13
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Kent Conrad

6:56:56 to 6:59:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kent Conrad

Kent Conrad

6:59:08 to 6:59:21( Edit History Discussion )

Kent Conrad: people attempting to enter this country illegally. it was over one million the year before. 1.1 million typically. a survey conducted by the mexican government leased in november showed a 30% drop since

Jack Reed

6:59:21 to 6:59:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: 2005 in the number of mexican nationals looking for a job in another country or preparing to cross the border. b in other words, the message is getting out,ut the national guard increased border patrol,

Jack Reed

6:59:21 to 7:06:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jack Reed

Jack Reed

6:59:35 to 6:59:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: increased fencing, increased prosecutions begins to make a difference. people will follow that what reality tells them. in san diego where the first 14 miles of fencing were built years ago, the difference

Jack Reed

6:59:45 to 7:00:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: was d noticed immediately, crime rates fell dramatically. according to the f.b.i. the crime rate in san diego rate dropped 56%.6% vehicle drive throughs fell between -- fell from six to 10 per day

Jack Reed

7:00:01 to 7:00:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: to only drive throughs in a year. and those occurred only when the secondary fence was incomplete. it does make a difference. good barriers make a difference, good borders make good neighbors. if

Jack Reed

7:00:11 to 7:00:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: you want to enforce your immigration laws, you've got a million people a year coming illegally. if you're not prepared to build some sort of barrier that's effective, you're just fooling yourself

Jack Reed

7:00:27 to 7:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: and attempting to fool themerican people. that's just the fact. drug trafficking dropped in the area. marijuana smuggling s by 38% and cocaine smuggling by 88%. these new miles of fences along the

Jack Reed

7:00:51 to 7:01:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: other parts of the border are expected toec mirror the san diego success.uc~ and here's articles describing the new fencing in arizona. this is new fencing. as of november 4, last year, an article in

Jack Reed

7:01:15 to 7:01:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: the ""houston chronicle"" entitled fence's presence felt. residents on both sides of one border crossingg say barrier is doing what it was intended to do. it states these things -- quote -- "the fence

Jack Reed

7:01:32 to 7:01:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: works, residents north and south say." from a law enforcement perspective, it hasas curtailed a lot of our problems, said sharon metamora, a deputy sheriff who patrols the border on either side. "the fence,

Jack Reed

7:01:47 to 7:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: i love it, a minuteman in new mexico said. being a minuteman in new mexico is gettinget boring. there are no illegals to be found here. he said wistfully, the article says." the bottom lineto is

Jack Reed

7:02:00 to 7:02:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: our message is being heard our borders are no longer open in certain areas and to continue sending that message, we must complete the 700 miles of fencing the secure act of 2006t requires. by the end

Jack Reed

7:02:12 to 7:02:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: of 2008, the administration, unfortunately, pllyans completingin only 370 miles of actual fencing. we need to eonsure that funding for the construction of the remaining 330 miles are included in

Jack Reed

7:02:28 to 7:02:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: the budget. this amend ment will helilp ensure that occurs.. now, number three, this amendment wouldou allow for funding for national guard. in may off 2006, the president announced the deployment of

Jack Reed

7:02:46 to 7:03:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: 6,000 guard members0 to assist customs and border patrol withh surveillance, installing fences and vehicle barriers. since june 16 of 2006 the guard national unit assisted the border patrol by

Jack Reed

7:03:07 to 7:03:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: b executing logistical and administrative spourbgts operation detection systems, providing mobile communications and augmenting border-related intelligence. operational success is made possible with the national

Jack Reed

7:03:21 to 7:03:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: guard members include the direct assistance in 88,000 apprehensions. they cannot themselves apprehend because of the posse come at that comitatasact. it accounted for increases in the amount of drugs

Jack Reed

7:03:32 to 7:03:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: seized. marijuana seizures went up by 309,000 pounds with the national gulard locating 201,000 pounds of those. there have been 91 aliens rescued from being in trouble in the desert, even help save lives

Jack Reed

7:03:44 to 7:03:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: in the desert. although operation jump-start has been effective, it's currentlycu scheduled to end. guardsmen currently stationed on the border number around 3,000. by this summer the number will

Jack Reed

7:03:59 to 7:04:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: be zero. zero. the senate has already voted twice that the guards should stay on the border through the end of this calendar year at a minimum. the amendment offered during comprehensive reform

Jack Reed

7:04:11 to 7:04:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: authorized governors to deploy guard troops through 2008 to engage in border control activities, to meet training requirements. that was agreed to 83-10. my amendment offered to the d.o.d. appropriations

Jack Reed

7:04:23 to 7:04:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: bill funded operation jump-start through the end of fiscal year 2008. it was agreed to by unanimous consent but was stripped from the conference committee. we all agreed to it here. everybody for

Jack Reed

7:04:38 to 7:04:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: the sessions amendment.t. yes, we should k eep the national guard longer. it goes off to a conference on committee because we have a bill in the house -- and the house members have a bill. and the

Jack Reed

7:04:51 to 7:05:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: conference committee meets. sometimes i refer to them as masters of the universe. and they just take it out, so the bill comes back to the floor and passes, and it doesn't become law. so i along

Jack Reed

7:05:01 to 7:05:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: with the majority of the senate do not believe that jump-start should end before operational control of the border has been achieved as required by the secure fence act, which 80 senators voted for. if

Jack Reed

7:05:13 to 7:05:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: we want to continue stationing guardsmenat on the border in 2009, we make sure the budget resolution permits funding the continuation of operation jump-start. the mission of m the department of homeland

Jack Reed

7:05:24 to 7:05:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: security criminal alien program is to identify criminal aliens -- c riminal aliens -- who are incarcerated in federal, state, and local facilities, evaluate whether or not they o should be removed

Jack Reed

7:05:35 to 7:05:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: at the end of their sentences and to coordinate a seamless transitionn from prison to d.h.s. deportment proceedings, a logical thing. despite this important mission d.h.s. is only just beginning j to effectively

Jack Reed

7:05:53 to 7:06:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jack Reed: implement the criminal alien program. congress provided $400 million in 2008 for this. the director of the bureau of prisons, harry lapin, testified before the senate judiciary committee -- get this -- that

Kent Conrad

7:06:13 to 7:06:27( Edit History Discussion )

Kent Conrad: 27% of the entire federal prison population is composed of noncitizens. individuals thatin committed crimes after they entered the country. theyth are not in jail for immigration offenses. i'm not talking

Kent Conrad

7:06:13 to 7:09:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kent Conrad

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