By a vote of 261 to 161
, Congress overwhelmingly passed HR 418 the REAL ID ACT
- Gives immigration enforcement officers and judges additional tools to expeditiously deport illegal aliens
- Expedites the construction of a security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border
- Sets minimum standards for Driver`s Licenses and identification cards (i.e. U.S. Citizens only)
In a press release from Team America
:"Today, the House of Representatives took a small step toward keeping faith with the families of victims of September 11th by acting to implement what are perhaps the most important recommendations that the 9/11 Commission made,"
said Tancredo, chairman of the House Immigration Reform Caucus. "This bill today represents possibly the most significant improvement of border security and immigration law in nearly a decade."
42 Democrats crossed the aisle to lend their support for this much needed security bill. 8 Republicans voted against HR 418. Click here
to see the roll call.