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Governor Brewer Signs Bill That Starts Border Fence Construction

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posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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Governor Brewer Signs Bill That Starts Border Fence Construction


www.santanvalleytoday.com

Phoenix, AZ--Governor Brewer has signed SB 1406 into law. SB 1406 allows for the construction and maintenance of a fence along the Arizona-Mexico border.

“For proof that a well-built fence really works, all you need to do is look at the progress in Yuma County ,” says Sen. Smith. In 2006, Yuma built a triple-layered wall, standing 20 feet high and reinforced by cement-filled steel piping, steel mesh, and wire.

(visit the link for the full news article)


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www.washingtonpost.com

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posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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Yuma County Chief Deputy Leon Wilmot noted that before the wall was built, he responded to reports of robberies, smuggling, rapes, and killings on a daily basis. Since its construction, he relished in the fact that such reports now are almost non-existent.


So to those who say the fence won't work, there is proof that it does!


And once again, Arizona gives the feds the middle finger! HA! So get to work and sue Arizona again Obama for doing the job you were supposed to do!


The final bill text as signed can be viewed here:
SB 1406

The bill does several key things:

1) Authorizes the building of this fence on any state or federal property as needed.

2) Establishes a trust fund managed by the state treasurer to facilitate the planning, building and maintenance of the fence.

3) Establishes a new special committee called The Joint Border Security Advisory Committee which can:

* Take testimony and other evidence regarding the international border with Mexico.
* Analyze border crossing statistics.
* Analyze related crime statistics.
* Make recommendations designed to increase border security.
* Administer and manage the construction and maintenance of the border fence.
* Make other recommendations deemed essential by the committee.

In other words, the committee does all the things the feds refuse to do to protect the border.


One thing that was curious is that the bill states that it will only build parts of the fence on any private property with consent of the land owners. But it doesn't make any provision that I saw for what to do in case the land owner does not give consent.

So that raises the question whether people sympathetic to smugglers and drug dealers could possibly purchase some of these border properties to mitigate the bill's effectiveness?

www.santanvalleytoday.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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A wall would be a great idea but ending prohibition would take care of the cartels faster than a wall. They catapult drugs across the border how would a wall stop them?



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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...One thing that was curious is that the bill states that it will only build parts of the fence on any private property with consent of the land owners. But it doesn't make any provision that I saw for what to do in case the land owner does not give consent.

So that raises the question whether people sympathetic to smugglers and drug dealers could possibly purchase some of these border properties to mitigate the bill's effectiveness? ...


Consider that any who do "opt out" will face the transit of 'problematic' traffic through their property. And any such 'choke points' in the fence would be much easier to monitor - meanwhile the 'dissenters' will have put a spotlight on themselves for the results of the 'gap' that they created in the fence in the first place.



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by filosophia


A wall would be a great idea but ending prohibition would take care of the cartels faster than a wall. They catapult drugs across the border how would a wall stop them?
that would be an ideal time for other gangs to take there catapulted cargo by force because any body coming from the desert wont be just a immigrant thay will probaly have something of value to steal. but its just crims on crims then so who cares?

good on them for enforceing a law thay have neglected for so long



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Yeah I agree, they are going to stick out like a sore thumb if they don't capitulate, and are going to face a rapid increase in illegals, gang members, smugglers, etc. on their properties. But I think the state isn't going to have too much of a problem with that- they are likely going to have far more problems trying to finance and maintain it in this economy. Even with prison labor at 50 cents an hour and online donations, without federal funds (and of course I doubt Obama will be giving up any) it is going to be hard.

And thanks Max, appreciate that clapper...


edit on Mon May 9th 2011 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:19 PM
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S&F, wish I could Arizona a million S's and F's.

Congratulations to Arizona on passing a good bill. They are fighting tooth and nail to not be returned to Mexican control, no matter how much the federal government seems to want to give the state back to Mexico.

So, how long until owebowmore signs an executive order banning the building of said fence on federal land?



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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they will just get in from California! Sh!t i live in califonia! why can we do this? Because you know texas is going to be next



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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They'll just go under it.

Narco Tunnel



For the second time in three months, authorities have found a smuggling tunnel in the Arizona border city of Nogales,



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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my bet is obama will use holder and say the wall is unconstitutional

the left doesnt benefit from a wall the more people come from mexico means that the hispanic vote will become larger which means there are more potential voters that the left wants.

if this wall is actually built i will be surprised obama shut down the az immigration bill what saying the wall will be any different.

its all politics and never forget that.



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by daskakik
They'll just go under it.

Narco Tunnel



For the second time in three months, authorities have found a smuggling tunnel in the Arizona border city of Nogales,


Not if you flood them out with a well placed buried hose. Hope they have scuba gear but I think they invested all their money on weapons instead.



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 05:42 PM
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Failed virtual border fence has politicians pointing to success in Yuma area




As national concern mounts over Arizona’s porous border, the Yuma Sector, its fence and its techniques have received considerable attention from politicians who point to the Border Patrol’s success in securing the region. The Border Patrol catches virtually every person who attempts to cross border in this sector, Lowry said. Once a person is captured trying to cross illegally, he or she is prosecuted through the federal court system in Yuma and eventually deported.

The Yuma Sector has managed to significantly reduce crime and illegal border crossings since it increased the number of agents on the border, improved the infrastructure guarding the border and implemented a criminal prosecution initiative known as Operation Streamline, Lowry said. From 2004 to 2011, the number of agents assigned to the sector has increased from 330 to 969.

Far fewer people attempt to cross here now. The number of people apprehended in the Yuma Sector’s dropped from 138,500 in 2005 to just over 7,000 in 2010, according to Border Patrol statistics.


cronkitenewsonline.com...

Though each sector may be different and need different forms of protection, it is hard to argue those numbers. Clearly the big steel wall is having a considerable effect in Yuma. And it doesn't seem that the feds refused any of that portion of the fence. Part of this signed bill SB 1406 addresses the issue of building portions of the new fence on federal property, and allows for it.

If the feds won't let them, then Arizona should claim Eminent Domain and TAKE IT.



posted on May, 9 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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I was under the impression they had already 'started' a fence decades ago.\

am i wrong?




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