Senate Votes for Fence Along U.S.-Mexico Border

Today conservatives had their first victory in the immigration debate taking place this week on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

The Senate voted 83-16 to build a 350-mile, triple-layered fence along the U.S.-Mexico border and to add a 500-mile vehicle barrier on top of it.

The bill was an amendment to the current immigration reform bill (S. 2611) being considered by the Senate. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R.-Ala.), said that by "passing my amendment, we are sending a signal that we are serious about stopping the flow of illegal immigrants over the border.

"If we continue to send signals like this, that the open border days are over, people will know that it makes more sense to apply and come into our country legally, according to our laws, rather than trying to come in illegally."