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Old 12-31-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Mexifornia (for now)
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REGION: Friendship Park in dispute over border fence : North County Times - Californian (http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2008/12/31//news/sandiego//z73edd918dfd554538825752f00708d56.txt - broken link)

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Border Patrol officials, who have a station near the park and watch the park on a regular basis, said that while much of what happens there are innocent family gatherings, there are those who try to take advantage of the gaps in the border.

In some segments of the fence, the barrier has been cut and repaired so many times that it has become ineffective at stopping illegal activity, including smuggling drugs, officials say.

"I fully respect what goes on in that park. It's unique because it is somewhat open," Fisher said. "Unfortunately, the smugglers exploit that as well. We have documented cases where people are selling false documents through the fence. They are selling drugs through the fence. They are smuggling people and babies through the area."

A spokesman for Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach, said the new fence is needed and should not be stopped. Bilbray, who served as mayor of Imperial Beach in the 1980s, has been a long-standing advocate for building a border fence in San Diego County.

"Seems like everyone is looking for an excuse not to build the (new) fence," Bilbray spokesman Kurt Bardella said. "National security is something that should never be compromised."

William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration, a North Carolina-based group that advocates for stricter immigration controls, said critics of the border fence simply do not want immigration enforcement.

"They don't want borders," Gheen said. "That's why we call them the open-border lobby."
I think the above paragraphs and sentences speak volumes.

Unfortunately, pro-illegal sympathizers can't seem to understand because they may be too brainwashed/ignorant/whatever to realize the potential dangers that can occur afterwards with having open borders in today's world.

Hopefully, the 100 miles of border fence to be completed before Obama's inauguration will include said border fence.

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Old 01-01-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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This is the issue, the Illegal Aliens that snaked across want to be able to still see and possibly lure the remainders of their family to cross. American Citizens simply walk across and then back if they want to, they are called TOURISTS and there isn't fear of them draining our social services into ruin.
Tough luck, use the phone.
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