August 13th, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Obama signs border security bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill Friday that provides $600 million in emergency funding to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

A day earlier, two senators - Democrats Charles Schumer of New York and Ben Cardin of Maryland - returned from their August recess to give the chamber's approval for the bill.

The House of Representatives had already approved the measure.


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  1. reaper

    Excellent news

    August 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay Rod

      Let me spare all of you from wasting 1 minute and 25 seconds that you will never get back. This video is truly terrible.

      August 13, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brian

    What are the 1500 border agents going to do? Stop the Mexicans who are all leaving now? About 10 years too late.

    Honestly, Mexicans are fleeing Arizona, but it might not be for the reasons that you think. This is why they are really getting the heck out of Arizona...

    FUNNY stuff.

    August 13, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay Rod

      Alright, this one was awesome. But come on, what ya got against Chipotle? Ha ha

      August 13, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • dennis

      The government has so many rules on Border Patrol agents, that the net affect is that the agents are merely monitors. aka paid tourists. Most likely Obama is training new Agents to help people successfully enter the US without dying in the hot deserts. Obama is in favor of open borders with rouge Mexico just as he is in favor of Osamma bin Laden building a Mosque at ground zero.

      August 14, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Taco

    Not enough bama......why don't you REALLY address the problem

    August 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      The President is trying but the Party of Nope would not allow comprehensive immigration reform to go through this year.

      August 13, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jesse in Texas

    The signing of the Border Protection bill means absolutely nada if the inefficient head of ICE does nothing to enforce it.
    Just another photo op for a losing cause.

    August 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. George

    I thought Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Shawn Hannity and Anne Coulter were bad. But at least
    Laura Scheslingr apologized immediately . The others are too proud to admit their mistakes

    August 14, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. RigorMortis

    ...Obama my hero man..!

    August 15, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fishermans Chef

    Kindness is connotative of prosperity and law promotes order. So lets always teach a man/woman to fish responsibly. By this I infer: perhaps we can be kind, helpful and legal- all at the same time. Imagine that.

    August 16, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |