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Email from Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and answer from Sheila Jackson

By Senator Lindsey Graham and Sheila Jackson  Posted by Sheila Jackson (about the submitter)       (Page 1 of 4 pages)   4 comments
Message Sheila Jackson

 The following is an email I received from Sen. Lindsey Graham touting his amendments to the Immigration Bill.  Note it is addressed to Dear Friend so evidently I have mistakenly been placed on an "upset over amnesty and illegal immigration" list somewhere in his data base and I am sure he has no idea who I am.  I decided, instead of trashing the email, to answer it.  After all, he did have someone go to the trouble of adding my name to a list of friends to be informed. 

 From: []
Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 11:08 AM
Subject: Graham Amendment: Border Security Act

Dear Friend:

I know from our previous communication that you are greatly concerned about immigration reform and the impact illegal immigrants are having on our nation. There is no doubt that we must get a handle on this pressing problem.

While the comprehensive approach to reforming our nation's broken immigration system failed in the Senate last month, the problems posed by illegal immigration have not gone away. There remain at least half a dozen major changes in policy we have to make as a nation to get the problems of illegal immigration under control.

I am pleased to report last week our nation took a major step forward in securing our nation's borders. We began the process of addressing our illegal immigration problem one piece at-a-time. The Senate, by a vote of 89-1, accepted an amendment I introduced to spend $3 billion on Border Security and Interior Enforcement.

Many of these provisions were contained in the Senate immigration bill as well as the Graham-Kyl-Martinez amendment which were debated last month.

My proposal -- the Graham Amendment -- provides and requires:

  The U.S. government to establish and demonstrate operational control over 100 percent of the international land and maritime borders between the U.S. and Mexico .

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