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U.S. and Mexican border may have 2000 mile fence.

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posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 09:37 AM
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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.

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.



Fencing the border, originally proposed in the debate over how to stop illegal immigration, is controversial. The Bush administration argues that a Berlin Wall-style barrier would be a huge waste of money - costing up to $8 billion.


i dont know if the fence would actually work, it may deter the terrorists but for only some time. they may go to the U.S.-Canadian border just like the last time in 1999 just before the turn of the century for New Year's Eve. however its good to have a fence to curb illegal immigration and minimize the drug flow. in a sense it would be a waste of money design to fight terror but it could be useful against drugs and illegal immigration.




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