This is a cut/paste from a mailing list I belong to. I didn't believe it when I saw it so I went and checked, and this is for real. To to thomas.loc.gov and search for this bill, and see for yourselves. The southern US border is going to be defended by our government! Holy shit!
Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
Sec. 619. Laundering of monetary instruments.
Sec. 705. Recruitment and referral.
SEC. 2. STATE DEFINED.
SEC. 3. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON SETTING A MANAGEABLE LEVEL OF IMMIGRATION.
TITLE I--SECURING UNITED STATES BORDERS
SEC. 101. ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL CONTROL ON THE BORDER.
SEC. 102. NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR BORDER SECURITY.
SEC. 103. IMPLEMENTATION OF CROSS-BORDER SECURITY AGREEMENTS.
SEC. 104. BIOMETRIC DATA ENHANCEMENTS.
SEC. 105. ONE FACE AT THE BORDER INITIATIVE.
SEC. 106. SECURE COMMUNICATION.
SEC. 107. PORT OF ENTRY INSPECTION PERSONNEL.
SEC. 108. CANINE DETECTION TEAMS. (Smithers! Unleash the hounds!)
SEC. 109. SECURE BORDER INITIATIVE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY.
SEC. 110. BORDER PATROL TRAINING CAPACITY REVIEW.
SEC. 111. AIRSPACE SECURITY MISSION IMPACT REVIEW.
SEC. 112. REPAIR OF PRIVATE INFRASTRUCTURE ON BORDER.
SEC. 113. BORDER PATROL UNIT FOR VIRGIN ISLANDS.
SEC. 114. REPORT ON PROGRESS IN TRACKING TRAVEL OF CENTRAL AMERICAN GANGS ALONG INTERNATIONAL BORDER. (MS13 anyone?)
Bottom line is that Congress appears to be ready to secure the Southern border. I don't have a hotlink, you have to go to thomas.loc.gov, and Search Bill Text by Bill Number, bill 4437, see it for yourselves. As usual it's long, but I about crapped myself when I saw it. They're actually going to do something! I think that guy that ran in San Diego on the Close the Border issue, the minuteman, he must have kicked up a hornet's nest.
Dont suppose you have a hot link?
bump, edited first post for clarity/brevity
for the link impaired
ETA the link is for the hive mind