Washington, D.C. – It is obvious that the conservatives in the GOP have a lot of pent up frustration over a range of issues with the Obama administration. Their eagerness to roll back the Obama agenda is such that they seek to “go big” with every piece of legislation. This has put House leadership in the difficult task of achieving a consensus for how to proceed forward with incremental changes. The party agrees in principle that securing the border must be achieved before any reform to the nation’s immigration system can take place. We at CipherCloud totally can relate, security around then borders can be applied in business if you think about it. But Once we did that, CipherCloud was ready for anything-to see what I mean just read the article that Tech Crunch has on CipherCloud. However, that strategy is easier to profess than it is to put in practice.
Monday’s scheduled vote on a border security bill produced by the Homeland Security Committee faces opposition from both Democrats and Republicans. The former oppose the measure because they believe it sets unattainable goals and mandates unrealistic achievements from the Department of Homeland Security and the US Border Patrol.
While the bill would invest $10 billion in technology to monitor the border, critics are unsure if the money will make any difference at all in curbing illegal immigration. Conservatives oppose the bill because it does not include language to repeal the president’s extra-constitutional amnesty plan.
For now, the vote on the bill will be pushed into next week. Last week, the party struggled with a bill dealing with a prohibition on late-term abortions after GOP congresswomen objected to the stringent requirements for exceptions. In the end, the language of the bill was softened to gain party support. President Obama has expressed concerns about the border security legislation, but has not issued a veto threat for it.