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US President Bush signs a law to pay for a 700-mile fence along the Mexican border in a bid to stop illegal immigrants. (BBC News — just then)
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Detractors question whether planned 700-mile barrier along U.S.-Mexico border will be effective against illegal immigration. � Jonathan Weisman (Washington Post — 1 October, 2006)
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Congress wrapped up work Friday on legislation focused on national defense, Iraq, terrorism and illegal immigration as Republicans pinned their hopes for keeping control of the House and Senate on making national security the theme of the Nov. 7 election. (MSNBC — 30 September, 2006)
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Congressional Republicans attached a measure cracking down on Internet gambling to a bill aimed at enhancing port security that passed Saturday. (International Herald Tribune — 30 September, 2006)
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Congress tried to wrap up its work Friday before leaving for five weeks of campaigning for the midterm elections. (International Herald Tribune — 30 September, 2006)
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Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said Friday the government will try to persuade U.S. President George W. Bush not to sign a bill that would extend a wall along the border, an attempt to stop millions who cross illegally. (International Herald Tribune — 30 September, 2006)
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The US Senate has overwhelmingly passed a Bill to build a new fence along the US-Mexican border The 1 125-kilometre fence will cover about a third of the border area including the parts most commo (ABC News — 30 September, 2006)
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Republicans will go into the elections with a message that they have made great strides fighting illegal immigration, including authorizing a fence along one-third of the U.S.-Mexico border and making a $1.2 billion (?950 million) down payment on it. (International Herald Tribune — 30 September, 2006)
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House and Senate leaders were pushing tonight for some legislative achievements before heading home to campaign. (New York Times — 30 September, 2006)
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Lawmakers pushed to finish work Friday on legislation focused on national defense, Iraq, terror and illegal immigration as Republicans pinned their hopes for keeping control of Congress on making national security the theme of the Nov. 7 election. (International Herald Tribune — 30 September, 2006)
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