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Senate Proceeding on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 1:11:15 to 1:14:25
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Jim DeMint

1:11:08 to 1:11:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: for the fiscal year ending september 30th, 2010, other purposes. the presiding officer: the senator from south mr. demint: thank you, mr. president. i'd like to speak briefly about

Jim DeMint

1:11:15 to 1:14:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

1:11:30 to 1:11:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: an amendment that will be up in a moment this morning. it is about our southern in this united states and we've made some promises to the american southern border. we pass -- southern border. we passed laws that are not currently followed and we are seeing the result of that in mexico as well as the united

Jim DeMint

1:11:51 to 1:12:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: states. our southern battleground. it's a place where not only immigrants and illegal workers come into our country, but weapons trafficking, drug trafficking, real security issues. we're destabilizing mexico with all a that is going on because -- all that is going on because

Jim DeMint

1:12:12 to 1:12:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: we refuse to carry out our promise to the american people to secure that border. we cannot have security in the united states unless we he secure border. we passed a law that say that's we have that's we have to have 700 miles of reinforced double-sided fencing along the south -- southern border

Jim DeMint

1:12:33 to 1:12:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: states. of the required to be built by december 71st of last year and we have -- 31st of last year and we have not met that requirement. in fact there is only 330 miles

Jim DeMint

1:12:56 to 1:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: of single-layer fencing and 40 miles to be built 661 miles are left to be completed but that includes single-layer fencing. they continue to speak of virtual fencing which basically are just detectors if someone is going across. all the evidence is that it does not work well, if at all.

Jim DeMint

1:13:17 to 1:13:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the point of my just to keep our promise to the american people. let's move ahead with securing the i don't like i don't like the way a fence looks. but in this world today, where we're threatened in ways, it is critically important that we're able to determine who comes and goes and what comes

Jim DeMint

1:13:38 to 1:13:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: and goes on the borders of the united states. you know, my amendment does two things. it requires 700 miles of physical pedestrian fencing to be completed, and it sets a deadline by december 31, 2010. we can do this if we just make that commitment and fund it in this bill.

Jim DeMint

1:13:59 to 1:14:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: a physical fence is effective compared to untested hupbz of millions of dollars on the virtual fencing that they're trying to substitute, even though we passed a law that says we need to secure the so i want to remind my colleagues we made a promise to the american people. we passed a law. this is a country based on the rule of law.

Jim DeMint

1:14:20 to 1:14:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: and we need to follow it here in congress. we need to fund this and we need to set a deadline sore that this

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