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But some 700 miles of border fencing had already been completed along the country's nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico, much of it during Barack Obama's presidency, as part of the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which was signed by George W. Bush. The type of fencing that extends from California to Texas varies according to the terrain and the population of the areas it borders, according to images released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2011. The types of fencing includes wire mesh, chain link, post and rail, sheet piling, concrete barriers for vehicles and X-shaped steel beams for livestock.
Mostly False Trump Says Sen. Charles Schumer "repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past along with many other Democrats. They changed their mind only after I was elected president." — Donald Trump on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 in a televised speech Did Democrats reverse border wall position after Donald Trump was elected? By Manuela Tobias on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at 3:27 p.m. President Donald Trump talks before signing anti-human trafficking legislation, Wednesday Jan. 9, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP) In his call for a border wall, President Donald Trump said Democrats made a U-turn on immigration after he was elected president. "Sen. Chuck Schumer, who you will be hearing from later tonight, has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past along with many other Democrats," Trump said Jan. 8 in his prime time address on the border wall. "They changed their mind only after I was elected president." That’s a mischaracterization of the barrier that won Democratic support 13 years ago. Just over half of Democrats in the Senate voted for the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush, including then-Sens. Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton. Most Democrats in the House voted against it, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi. The law authorized a fence along about 700 miles of the border between the U.S.-Mexico border. By 2015, U.S. Customs and Border Protection had constructed 654 miles of fencing, the Government Accountability Office reported.
originally posted by: Waterglass
a reply to: worldstarcountry
My father always told us never trust everything you read and that was decades ago. I always wondered what it was like to be living in Germany as a German citizen in WWII. Now I know
originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: OtherSideOfTheCoin
An entire country brought to a political standstill over a wall.
Over one man's ego and unrelenting want.