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Old 12-19-2007, 12:38 PM
 
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This is a very interesting read.



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More than a year after the law's passage, the citizen watchdog group Grassfire reports that just five miles of double-layer fencing has been built in the first 12 months of implementation of the act. Five lousy miles. The Government Accountability Office claims 70 miles were erected -- but most of that fencing failed to meet the specifications of the law.


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http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/M...g_border_fence
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: San Diego North County
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Excerpts from the Washington Times:

Congress last night passed a giant new spending bill that undermines current plans for a U.S.-Mexico border fence, allowing the Homeland Security Department to build a single-tier barrier rather than the two-tier version that has worked in California....

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Full article: http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/...209889236/1001

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Old 12-19-2007, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/1219fence-budget.html (broken link)
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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Once again we are getting screwed.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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Once again we are getting screwed.
Yep! They agreed to build the fence because people were demanding it. Once that storm passes, it's right back to business as usual and they go back on the wishes of the people.
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