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Border Enforcement Democrat-Style: No Money for the Fence … But $10 Mil for the Lawyers

Michelle Malkin points us to this Cybercast News Service report that, though House Democrats gutted the funding for the fence the government has promised to build to show us all how serious it is about border enforcement, their massive appropriations bill manages to ensure that lawyers representing illegal aliens will be funded:

What can you say about a 3,500-page appropriations bill that stands more than a foot tall? Nothing good, according to Republicans. But Democrats are spinning the spending bill as a step in their much-talked-about “New Direction.”

House Republican Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri said the bill is full of “misguided” policy decisions: “On one page, for instance, you will find a set of new restrictions on the construction of our security fence along the border; on another, $10 million in ‘emergency’ funding for attorneys of illegal immigrants.

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