GOP The Party Of Border Security (Mostly)

We all know that illegal immigration and border security are two of the top issues this election season. How do the two parties stack up?

A comprehensive study of voting records from the 109th Congress reveals that Republicans are the clear party of border security by more than a three-to-one margin over Democrats. The study — Grassfire.org's "2006 Congressional Immigration Scorecard" — charted more than 5,800 votes in the House and Senate and gave Republicans an overall border security score of 78 percent as compared to a 23 percent rating for Democrats.

"It is very noteworthy that for every one Democrat vote supporting border security, there were more than three Republican votes to secure our borders and stop amnesty," says Grassfire.org President Steve Elliott. "As voters prepare to go to the polls, there is no doubt that Republicans are the party of border security and stopping illegal immigration."

According to Grassfire's Scorecard, House Republicans received the highest ranking (84 percent) while Senate Democrats came in lowest (22 percent). The Congressional Scorecard rated every member of Congress on the key border security/immigration votes in the House and Senate. Grassfire also ranked each state based on a composite score and found that Oklahoma received the highest rating.

For a media preview of the Scorecard, visit: http://grassfire.org/15042/ScorecardPreview.asp

I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked! The Dems keep telling us that they are big on stopping illegal immigration and protecting the border. Was that all hooey? I mean, I know they want to redeploy all the troops in Iraq to protect the border. Well, at least those not in Okinawa.

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3 Responses to “GOP The Party Of Border Security (Mostly)”

  1. Michael says:

    the dems will only do everything we want them to do after they get the WH. really, jsut ask them.

  2. Ogre says:

    Now if we could just get Bush to join Republicans in Congress.

  3. That would be nice. I have to wonder if he played it soft to make the House GOPers look tough? If so, didn’t work too well.

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