Devil in Details – Democrats Insert Language Allowing States and Municipalities to Veto Border Wall…

The language of the bipartisan border security funding legislation is still being written. Unfortunately, reports indicate Democrat language will be inserted into the DHS funding bill that will allow any town, city, municipality, mayor, city manager or local council within any border state to veto the construction of any structural border security wall or fence.

This definitely sounds like an approach the Lawfare group would be assisting with.  Despite overwhelming support from the majority of Americans, the DC Uniparty seems to consistently find a way to usurp national sovereignty.  Very frustrating.

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123 Responses to Devil in Details – Democrats Insert Language Allowing States and Municipalities to Veto Border Wall…

  1. WSB says:

    President Trump will work around this and vero.

    What a bunch of idiots. And this spotlights Turtle if he lets this proceed.

    Liked by 21 people

  2. Bullseye says:

    Both sides don’t want to fix the issue. It’s a great wedge issue and huge money maker for both side. They don’t give a damn what their doing to the country as long as their getting their donations

    Liked by 11 people

  3. Joe Collins says:

    Nancy wants to pass the bill to find out what’s in the bill.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Why is VSGPDJT taking his time to sign this legislation?
    Here’s your sign!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ms B says:

    The battles this President faces everyday are more than frustrating. I don’t see President Trump signing this. On to the next battle – declaring a national emergency. Thank the Lord Our President is relentless.

    Liked by 10 people

    • tucker7518 says:

      President Trump sees it through out perspective. Trump said, “Wealthy politicians and donors are for open borders, while they live their lives behind walls and gates and guards” For example, Gavin Newsom just bought a $3.7 million dollar gated mansion with 8 foot fence with spikes.

      Liked by 3 people

  6. NickAtNight says:

    Just start building the wall and keep on building it even when the inevitable lawsuits get thrown around. Ignore all leftist judges. Laugh when Schumer cries about it.
    Don’t stop until it’s built!!

    Liked by 15 people

  7. freepetta says:

    Well isn’t that a bunch of bs. President Trump needs to veto that stat!! Make the imbeciles in both parties eat their words. Shut er down!!

    Liked by 7 people

  8. jeans2nd says:

    The Lawfare group has been too quiet lately, especially B Wittes. Their last two podcasts have been inconsequential. Figured today they had to be up to something. Now we know. Lawfare inserting this language makes sense.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Sporty says:

    The professional border industry is not going away quietly.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. sat0422 says:

    Very frustrating is not strong enough language…it is very “alarming” what the Dems are trying to push with the cooperation of select Republican Senators.

    They need to pay attention to the calls that are being made to their offices and answered by low paid office workers who obviously do not forward concerns of citizens to the person(s) elected to serve and protect this nation. Or, they probably forward the messages and said congress critters ignore them while they check their off shore bank accounts to see if the pay off money has been made.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Gerald Ford had legislatively bigger balls, and vetoed Democrat bills FREQUENTLY!!!

      They don’t respect the GOP or President Trump.

      They chisel. They lie. They manipulate. Enough!

      Mr. President – Go over their heads on Twitter, and a short, thoughtful video!

      “My fellow Americans, blah blah blah…. I signed off on Federal workers getting back pay, and gave the BIPARTISAN COMMITTEE 3 weeks to come up with a solution. They made you, and me, many glowing promises. And I extended that hand in Good Faith.

      “Politicians in NOTH PARTIES then frittered away 2 weeks, REFUSED TO MEET WITH BORDER EXPERTS – as they said they would – and at the 12th hour started putting together a bill.

      1. They then only gave us 25% of what the BORDER EXPERTS requested. Not myself, not the GOP. Border patrol experts who risk their lives everyday stopping drug smuggling, violent gang members, and child and female traffickers. MODERN DAY HUMAN SLAVERY, OVER 10,000 A YEAR smuggled over our Southern border!

      2. They reduced the number of detention beds, meaning more violent criminals would be released onto the streets.

      3. On top of this, they inserted poison pills to tangle us up in court at the local, regional, and state level.

      4. If that wasn’t bad enough, they then inserted language which would turn any solid, effective border protection – into CHILD’S PLAY!

      You sent me to Washington to change the way we operate. WE have the economy humming, trade deals are improving, manufacturing is back and energy production is booming! No one can match the American worker.

      But your politicians are letting you down, and are endangering your families and children with drugs and crime.

      They have not worked on good faith. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Barbara Jordan are turning in their graves right now.

      I AM RIGHT NOW SIGNING THE VETO.

      Second, I am signing a short-term CR. We will keep the current level of funded beds for criminals.

      Thank you. And God bless America.

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  11. Chip Doctor says:

    President Trump is in ontrol of this. The uniparty can do and say what they want, but PDJT is going to win. I may not like how he gets there, but as long as he does, I am along for the ride. I just trust him on this.

    Is it just me, or does it seem like the best thing to happen to POTUS was for the Dems to take the house? Seems to me that the worm has tuned in many areas and we are winning.

    Liked by 8 people

    • GB Bari says:

      No it would have been far better had the Repiblicans held onto the House, since (a) we would not have to suffer through the asinine clown show hearings that the DemonRATs are conducting to try to impeach the President, and (b) we would not have asinine bills like Green New Deal or any other anti-MAGA legislation get passed by the House.

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    • tucker7518 says:

      It is easy to be the “Party of Resistance”. Tough to govern.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      Turning? Yes.

      (*** I think I found some potentially good news, but I will wait to share it for timing issues.***)

      Two investigations find nothing. Omar and Green New Deal implode. Economy humming. New revelations every day support the Trump Administration.

      But this border deal is a disaster on top of a disaster.

      Sundance is wrong on this one – President Trump is giving away LEVERAGE signing this funding deal. (See Daniel Horowitz article.)

      These changes are so over the top, they must believe he is either inattentive, easily manipulated, overloaded, surrounded by enemies, or stupid.

      Signing this is asking for more. THIS IS THEIR SHUTDOWN!

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  12. Greg1 says:

    Fake negotiations from democrats………….and the republicans.

    This will anger more Americans than it pleases.

    Trump will immediately see this……….and exploit it.

    Genuinely stupid move from both parties in the negotiations.

    Not time for Trump to declare the emergency, publicly call ALL of the “negotiators” out for their duplicity, and MAKE them go do it again…………with different republicans.

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    • Rileytrips says:

      So…the Cartels can either pay off the mayors of these small towns with huge bribes, or threaten them and their families if they don’t allow unhindered passage through their area. Really bright, Democrats. These small towns are very isolated along the border and need a border wall for protection, also, the interior needs them to protected – illegal aliens don’t cross the border and stay in small border towns.

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      • Greg1 says:

        Solid points. The democrats didn’t think of that point about the danger to small town mayors.

        Unless they did think of it.

        At this point l actually am sad to say I don’t put it past the democrats. And I don’t want to think like that. But I do now.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      YES. YES. YES!! I AM SO ANGRY RIGHT NOW!!!!!! I don’t expect to get everything … I would have been OK with $4.5 Billion, even $4 Billion.

      THIS IS AN INSULT!!!!

      But you know, it’s hard for me to blame Democrats. Until Trump DIPLOMATICALLY enforces a RED LINE, and veto’s this madness, they will continue to bend him over with no Vaseline.

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      • Jan says:

        Send him an email at Whitehouse.gov. I said we either have a federal government to guard and protect our borders or we don’t. If we don’t, then we citizens will defend ourselves. You can’t have city governments telling the federal government where they can protect the border. I hadn’t thought about the point up above about the cartels threatening mayors, etc. I also told him to release some of these people in the halls and homes of Congress and let them care for them.

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    • dawg says:

      Think you meant “Now time for….”

      I agree.

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  13. RICHARD CANARY says:

    I’ll be backing Trump whether this wall ever gets finished or not. The blame is going to always belong to the democrats and rinos anyway. The worst thing is that with every day that the wall is not built, America loses one more iota of our essential minimum requirements for sustaining liberty, freedom, and the Bill of Rights.

    The incremetal acts of treason by the democrat and rino traitors brings us closer and closer to armed rebellion, and none of uys can tell exactly what conditions that will entail. They are playing a most dangerous game. They deserve the worst that can possibly befall them.

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  14. grlangworth says:

    The harder that UNIparty fights the wall, the more stalwart PDJT becomes. The more UNIparty thwarts wall legislation, the more PDJT executes wins. This is the pattern to 2020. I do not know whether the wall will be finished by the time PDJT is re-elected. However, it will be clearly inevitable in everybody’s minds by then. These UNIparty and media people are petulant chihuahuas nipping at his bootheels… but from a safe distance.

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  15. sunnydaze says:

    What doofuses. Probably figured no one would read it til AFTER it was passed…..which was always the case – until now.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Niagara Frontier says:

    POTUS can sign and include a signing statement to the effect that he objects to these added provisions because he believes they are unconstitutional and he will not enforce them. He will challenge these provisions in court.

    Congress cannot just give away powers granted to the Federal government by the U.S. Constitution simply because they don’t like the current occupant of the White House.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Sherri Young says:

    The lady who owns the National Butterfly Refuge in Mission, TX (private entity, not federal) apparently already filed suit over the wall. She’ll lose her river frontage.

    (Did she not realize that she is located on a national boundary when she bought the land?)

    She has been carrying on for at least a couple of years.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Red says:

      Butterfly lady needs to dig a damn ditch that connects to the river. And last time I checked Butterflies can fly!

      Liked by 3 people

    • Dennis Leonard says:

      I believe the Federal Gov has a right of way along the boarder,which is the same thing as the road in front of your house,they city,state,fed’s can do what they want with it.This is why I think this lawfare stuff is not going to fly.One you more in the know might chime in.

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      • tucker7518 says:

        They call it egress and ingress.

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      • Jan says:

        It’s called the Roosevelt easement.

        Commenter: G. Combs says:
        February 4, 2019 at 1:11 am

        Border Security for Dummies

        “… the Roosevelt Easement allows the federal government access to 60 of the border with Mexico. This is from a GAO report: “The land where this fencing was built has been publicly owned since 1907 when President Theodore Roosevelt reserved a 60-foot strip along the international boundary with Mexico for the United States to maintain the area free from obstructions as a protection against the smuggling of goods between the United States and Mexico. In effect, the Roosevelt easement provided the federal government with a 60-foot border right-of-way on which it could build the fence.

        The federal government has the power to construct a fence along the border to protect the United States. In fact, in 2008 DHS Secretary Chertoff issued a waiver “to bypass environmental reviews to speed construction of fencing along the Mexican border.”…”

        The waiving of environmental reviews was again upheld last week, I believe, in the 9th Circuit (of all places).

        Liked by 3 people

    • wolfrom1 says:

      The lady who owns the sanctuary bought an onion farm to start it.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. ForGodandCountry says:

    Billions are at stake.

    Every trick in the book, and some not yet invented, will be used to maintain the status quo.

    Frustrating, perhaps, but certainly not unexpected.

    What is frustrating is POTUS not using his platform, as the President, to point out who/why/how those who oppose the wall profit (both politically and economically) from doing so.

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  19. Republicanvet91 says:

    So….border/immigration enforcement is a federal prerogative such that Obama sued Arizona because they passed a law essentially the same as the federal law, and wanted their border enforced.

    Yet national security is clearly a federal prerogative, and the Democrats are now trying to pass a law allowing any city council to veto that prerogative…and enforcement of our border.

    Is that what I am reading? Yeah, I could see leftist federal activist judges lining up to bar any emergency declared allowing wall construction, but how would that survive the eventual SCOTUS challenge?

    Unless their plan is to simply delay until POTUS is out of office.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Niagara Frontier says:

      I agree. See my post above. President should sign the bill, include a signing statement concerning the unconstitutionality of these provisions, and then promptly ignore them and continue building the wall. Let the courts sort it out. That will take years.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. RICHARD CANARY says:

    I’ll be backing Trump whether this wall ever gets finished or not. The blame is going to always belong to the democrats and rinos anyway. The worst thing is that with every day that the wall is not built, America loses one more iota of our essential minimum requirements for sustaining liberty,
    freedom, and the Bill of Rights.

    The incremetal acts of treason by the democrat and rino traitors brings us closer and closer to armed rebellion, and none of uys can tell exactly what conditions that will entail. They are playing a most dangerous game. They deserve the worst that can possibly befall them.

    Liked by 2 people

    • mr.piddles says:

      “I’ll be backing Trump whether this wall ever gets finished or not.”

      Gotsta. There is literally no alternative. Unless you just don’t care. Which would not be anybody reading the pages of CTH, of course.

      Liked by 2 people

  21. montanamel says:

    Tell them it’s going down to his VETO if that section remains in the bill when it reaches his desk, and his basis is: Federal Supremacy Clause!… Remind them that the clock runs down at midnight Friday night and IF that deadline is triggered, then the required funding level will become 11.4 Bil USD unhindered/no strings attached….and, he’ll be in Florida for the weekend if anyone wants to come down “Commercial” to see him – please call first. (Personally, I’d keep ’em waiting at the guard house for an hour or two…give the media time to visit with them…let some hoof and mouth run thru the bushes…Check-6

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  22. mr.piddles says:

    This must be one of those “land mines” President Trump was referring to. Wonder what other “land mines” are tucked away in the corners of this Legislative Gem.

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    • Remington...... says:

      We’re the repugs present when the verbiage was added? Or did the democraps slide it in when the repugs….went to lunch? (Wink wink…nudge nudge).

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      • mr.piddles says:

        Oh, no. It was a collaboration. You can be sure of that. Cuz nobody not named “Donald J. Trump” wants another shutdown. #NoBallz

        Liked by 1 person

        • Perot Conservative says:

          Tom McClintock (R, CA) and Roy of Texas were already against it last night.

          McClintock is solid!!! He came off very well in TV debates running against Arnold Schwarzenegger, but AS just had too much $$ and name recognition.

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    • Lester Smith says:

      Do a (CR) tell them re do this piece of crap. Make them have open talks in front cameras for the public to see and cancel their recessis. Address the nation from oval office.. Explain your giving congress more time to work on the bill. Let the dems refuse to keep the government open. The web is set.

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    • Lester Smith says:

      Do a (CR) tell them re do this piece of crap. Make them have open talks in front cameras for the public to see and cancel their recessis. Address the nation from oval office.. Explain your giving congress more time to work on the bill. Let the dems refuse to keep the government open. The web is set.

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      DID YOU FOLKS READ THIS???

      The Hill: “A Congressional Democratic aide said ***the funding bill would only allow the administration to use “existing technologies” for fencing and barriers. The legislation specifies that the barrier funding would have to be “pedestrian fencing” or “levee pedestrian fencing”*** in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.”

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  23. Kenji says:

    Every single city council, and city manager in the San Francisco Bay Area will SUE the Federal Govt. To STOP the WALL … including my little town of 24,000 ultra wealthy leftists.

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  24. Red says:

    Does he have line item veto? I can’t remember

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  25. montanamel says:

    OR:
    Leave it in there… ANY city that tries this ploy to stop the wall, simply gets their wall installed on the “BACK SIDE”…towards America…leave the actual city limits exposed to Mexico…install a locked gate across any roads…DHS has the key…manned between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM Mon thru Fri only… and, bill the city for such services of DHS…no pay, no services, gates stay locked… have a nice day – pen de ho… (Film at 11 O’clock…) Check-6

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  26. stats guy says:

    The socialists and the international left are playing hard ball against Trump…along with their lacky’s in the RINO party. The socialists are trying to demoralize the pro-US voters…The solution is for Trump to building using tools already on the books.

    We are at war, the socialists think they are winning. This is they are going bananas over hard command and control politics. We must prove them wrong.

    Liked by 4 people

  27. montanamel says:

    PS…I think this is what they call a “security zone” or “controlled entry zone”….it would not require a passport as it is not a “point of entry”…. US Citizens/Residents pass without issue, between the hours of ….. etc… Think of this being like that little room “behind” the counter at the airport check-in area…
    (It’s too late for me tonight, for any more of this fun and frolic….you’all enjoy yourself, ya hear!).

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  28. mazziflol says:

    Trump will probably get bad advice again and sign it to avoid another shutdown. Seems hes already indicated he is getting the rest of the money from other other sources, so it doesnt matter what the bill offers.

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  29. Carson Napier says:

    So Austin could veto any actual borders for Texas and Tucson any actual borders for Arizona ? This would be insane and give the drug and human smugglers complete victory.

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    • The proviso would allow that, but I don’t see it happening from Austin (not on the border). State level gov’t in TX is solidly in favor of the border, in fact has proposed $2B in Texas level funding for border wall/security.

      BUT, individual municipalities AT THE BORDER, if I understand the potential provision correctly, COULD prevent the wall. Would be interesting to see how that plays out, as most unprotected towns and cities desperately want the protection offered by the wall–even Dem mayors.

      Places that already have a wall, like CA near Tijuana, or El Paso, may complain but then again, they aren’t bearing the brunt of the issue.

      Wouldn’t it be great to just bus those released from beds to CA, NY, and DC! Let them see what it is like. Or better yet, all in DC!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Majik says:

        Oooo. I like where this is going! Put the wall around the resistance, with checkpoints to enter the interior. When ICE has to release illegals, release them into the outer-lands!

        They can play wild-west, and we stay safe.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        Dick Morris or someone like him recommended that the GOP needs to flip the script on this – play up the risk.

        I.e. Release 300 criminals into a city, and let the local people all know!!

        NOT 5 here, 5 there, with everyone blind to it.

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  30. Sandy says:

    It so disgusting to see these pictures of trespassers.
    They couldn’t care less about the laws of our land.
    It’s hard to have compassion on these people.
    Coming to take our hard earned wages taken at gunpoint and given to foreigners.
    It couldn’t be more wrong.
    And here were the leaders from Columbia with their hands out for.our wages too.
    It’s all so disgusting.

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  31. Perot Conservative says:

    THEN VETO IT!!

    How many times will Trump allow them to roll over him, manipulate legislation at the 12th hour, and not bargain in good faith?

    DID YOU FOLKS READ THIS???

    The Hill: “A Congressional Democratic aide said ***the funding bill would only allow the administration to use “existing technologies” for fencing and barriers. The legislation specifies that the barrier funding would have to be “pedestrian fencing” or “levee pedestrian fencing”*** in the Rio Grande Valley Sector.”

    ???

    Liked by 1 person

    • Majik says:

      It seems to me that the wall is not the primary problem. If we had laws, like some other countries, that illegals and Visa overstays would be shot on sight, or toturtured first, there wouldn’t be much of a problem. NorK doesn’t seem to have much of a problem…

      Hopefully, VSG has another trick up his sleeve. The current influx does cause suffering, but if other factors suddenly change, they could be deported quickly, or self deport in a big hurry.

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  32. redline says:

    Wow.

    Chop the funding.
    Chop it again in the interest of “compromise”.
    Then hack a bunch more off to show “we’re meeting them halfway”, i.e. 80 / 20 (the congressional “republicans” bending over and smiling politely the whole time).
    And should a deal actually get done, embed into it terms that, as efficiently and completely as possible, EXPOSE what little funding remains to the appetites of the supposed “allied” and opposition legal teams, so they can squeeze it dry, county by county, city by city, block by block, one aggrieved land-owner or renter at a time.

    This is the script the UniParty and CofC have written for us.

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  33. Maquis says:

    Looks like a landmine to me.

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  34. Marcos Muñoz says:

    Can the same type of language be inserted in bills that fund planned parenthood.

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  35. mac says:

    I think President Trump has something else up his sleeve, and it has to do with the ending of the witch hunts about Russia. Once that gets done, and there is a new Attorney General, he can go after the Dem bastards full force. I want him to order the AG to have the Clinton E-mail investigation reopened, Lois Lerner’s deposition made public and an investigation into Fast and Furious.

    I would give a month’s pay to see Holder deported to Mexico to serve his sentence for illegally running guns into Mexico. I know some Mexicans who are very angry with him about this. They told me that while there may not be a formal death sentence in Mexico, if Holder ever entered a Mexican prison as an inmate there is no way in Hell he would ever emerge alive. All I have to say about that is he would deserve whatever they did to him, and that Obama and ValJar should be in Mexican prisons as well.

    I want these bastards to feel the walls closing in on them and to start dreaming of how life is going to be in the Supermax. They are traitors to this nation and, in a just nation, would deserve a firing squad. I am angry enough with them I would deny them even a blindfold or a last cigarette.

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  36. TeaForAll says:

    Contact the White house and say NO BILL
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

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  37. anthony earl says:

    who wrote this? the CoC with that crazy looking guy from caddyshack? they must have both sides of congress controlled.

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  38. IrishEyesSouth says:

    I expected nothing less. Anytime legislation is drafted behind closed doors, you can be sure Democrats have strategically placed land mines throughout voluminous pages in the hope no one will read it & simply pass it – they’re ploy is so yesterday.

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  39. TwoLaine says:

    Job 1 – Give illegals the right to vote in local elections. CHECK.
    Job 2 – Change laws to say locals, including illegals, can override feds. CHECK.

    Mission Accomplished. The illegals aliens now run the show.

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  40. John-Y128 says:

    Regarding ‘national security’ don’t the Feds trump the States?

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  41. unconqueredone says:

    Pitchforks.

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  42. Bugsdaddy says:

    If this is true….Doesn’t that mean any municipality, town, city, etc can DEMAND that the wall be built along their boundary?

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  43. Kris says:

    It violates the Constitution.Feds have control over border.Full stop.

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  44. 335blues says:

    Your words, Sundance, ‘usurp national sovereignty’ hit the nail on the head.
    This is what the EU was created to do in Europe, and it is what the C of C/marxist democrat party mafia is pushing for here in America.
    If we, the citizens, allow them to destroy our country and steal our rights, we don’t deserve our freedom.
    But I know that is not true.
    We will fight against communism to our last breaths.

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  45. BarneyRubble says:

    Send Special Ops to target kill Mexican narco-terrorists and human traffickers at the border. It is that or paramilitary vigilantes will begin exacting a heavy toll upon illegal aliens and those who aid and abet them.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. Archie says:

    People like you and me have been voting R at any cost for 35 years. Limbaugh and sundance instructed us to vote R at any cost. LOL.

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  47. 335blues says:

    I can’t believe what rush limbaugh just said.
    He claimed that IHO it would not make a difference if Trump signs this bill.
    Right after he listed all the specific actions that would be prohibited by the bill, and that the bill pretty much guarantees open borders.
    What game is limbaugh playing?
    He better not sign this crap bill.
    IT PROHIBITS EVERYTHING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT.
    DO NOT SIGN THE BILL!!!!!!!!!

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  48. snarkybeach says:

    how can this be legal?

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