Thursday, November 17, 2005

Let's build a fence...duh!

It's a bright spot in the bleakness of recent reporting. An article in USA Today declares support for a fenced southern border has risen considerably. It just so happens that there is already a fence going up near San Diego, which has helped show how effective it might be. Check it out:
A once-radical idea to build a 2,000-mile steel-and-wire fence on the U.S.-Mexican border is gaining momentum amid warnings that terrorists can easily sneak into the country.

In Congress, a powerful Republican lawmaker this week proposed building such a fence across the entire border and two dozen other lawmakers signed on. And via the Internet, a group called weneedafence.com has raised enough money to air TV ads warning that the border is open to terrorists.

Even at the Homeland Security Department, which opposes building a border-long fence, Secretary Michael Chertoff this fall waived environmental laws so that construction can continue on a 14-mile section of fence near San Diego that has helped border agents stem the flow of illegal migrants and drug runners.

“You have to be able to enforce your borders,” says California Rep. Duncan Hunter, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He's proposing a fence from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas. “It's no longer just an immigration issue. It's now a national security issue.”
<< Home 3 Comments:
Blogger Gloria said...

I wonder if that would really work? Just a thought.

9:04 PM, November 17, 2005  
Anonymous Shane said...

Of course, all those sneaky borderjumpers in Mexico are terrorists... I am sure.

From all I know, a terrorist is much more likely to be cuaght sneaking across the Canadian border than the Mexican one. The Mexican one is much more heavily patrolled and acessible whilst the Canadian border has hardly any protect and about 5000 miles of open featureless ground. Plus, it is easier to spot an Arab on the Mexican border than the Canadian one - Canada is much more multicultural than Mexico.

8:25 AM, November 18, 2005  
Blogger Palm boy said...

Make it 25' high, steel reinforced concrete, and 10' underground, along with an underground highway to aid in the speedy lock up of an illegial. That would be sweet.

3:12 PM, November 20, 2005  

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