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Old 01-29-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Now just wait a minute here! Let's not jump to conclusions as to why this fence is being built! Perhaps our leaders know something we don't, that the economy is going to get much, much worse than predicted. and they're fearful that desperate Americans are going to run south to Mexico or Central America to find work.
ROFLMAO!

That is hilarious...............

Face it: there are between 7-12 million illegal aliens (most of whom are indeed Mexican nationals) plus their US born Anchor Babies that Mexico would want first.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Not ALL Latin Americans wish to come here, let's get that straight! We only brush up against the Latin's with green eyes (dollar signs in their eyes) and there's lots of Latin's with brown and blue eyes. I've met up with them in my travels all over Latin America (speaking with them in Spanish) who have NO DESIRE to leave their countries.

I once had a chat with someone in a bar in Tijuana who possessed a passport and visa for the U.S. and had no curiosity whatsoever, of what lay across the border even in San Diego.

We have "green-eyed Americans" who go to Saudi Arabia, attracted by higher paying jobs. There, I'm sure the locals think that EVERY American, had they the chance, would jump at the chance to come there to make more money than they could in their own country.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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This fence will never work that is just plain stupid they are not covering the whole border and even if they did it still would not work there are to many people out there exspecialy in todays economy that need money and when it comes down to feeding there family they wont see a thing only that there lights are on and they have a full stomach
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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This fence will never work that is just plain stupid they are not covering the whole border and even if they did it still would not work there are to many people out there exspecialy in todays economy that need money and when it comes down to feeding there family they wont see a thing only that there lights are on and they have a full stomach
The fence IS working in the places it was erected. It also helps the Border Patrol significantly. What we need is e-verify implemented across the country. No jobs....they won't come fence or no fence.

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Old 12-12-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Pa
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This fence will never work that is just plain stupid they are not covering the whole border and even if they did it still would not work there are to many people out there exspecialy in todays economy that need money and when it comes down to feeding there family they wont see a thing only that there lights are on and they have a full stomach
The fence is actually working already. It is forcing these criminals to attempt to cross in fewer areas. Fewer entry points means that it is easier to predict their movements. In other words policing the border is becoming easier and more effective.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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The fence is actually working already. It is forcing these criminals to attempt to cross in fewer areas. Fewer entry points means that it is easier to predict their movements. In other words policing the border is becoming easier and more effective.

They are so desperate they are trying by small boats now.

Fence = good
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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They are so desperate they are trying by small boats now.

Fence = good
Yes, the fence is a big deterrant. They are trying to cross in more hostile territory now. They know the risks are much higher now and that means fewer will attempt it.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Yes, the fence is a big deterrant. They are trying to cross in more hostile territory now. They know the risks are much higher now and that means fewer will attempt it.
Yet WE will be blamed for trying to keep crimnal trespassers out of our own house.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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Great news! I honestly can't believe it's been completed with all the opposition and lawsuits against it. As well as all the critics who claim that we shouldn't bother building it because some illegals will find ways to get in anyway.

Well, if the fence only keeps out 75% of Mexicans trying to gain illegal entry than it is worth it in my opinion. Hey, even 25%! Now we just need to expand the fence. Glad to hear Obama voted for the project, maybe we can see our borders become even more secure under the new administration.
Now all that is left to do is round up the ILLEGALS, ( in caps because i do not believe that the government understands the concept) and ship them back where they came from, IMMEDIATLY.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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At her Senate confirmation hearing, Napolitano said there is a role for fencing around urban areas. "It helps prevent those who are crossing illegally from blending immediately into a town population," Napolitano told senators.

Officials have said the border security improvements - like the fence - are working, and fewer people are trying to illegally cross from Mexico into the United States. Some of that can be attributed to economic woes and fewer jobs in the U.S.

The fence has been controversial since its inception and has faced several lawsuits, none successful so far.

Congress authorized the fence in 2005 to help secure the border and slow illegal immigration. Lawmakers also gave the Homeland Security secretary the power to waive federal laws, such as environmental protections, when erecting the fence. Obama, as a senator, voted for the project.

Congress has set aside $2.7 billion for the fence since 2006. There's no estimate how much the entire system - the physical fence and the technology - will cost to build, let alone maintain.

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks revived the immigration debate and advanced the idea of a border fence. Intelligence officials have said gaps along the Southwestern border could provide opportunities for terrorists to enter the country.

Boeing Co. has the contract for the technology portion of the fence, as well as for some construction work. The company's contract for the technology expires this year.
US-Mexico border fence almost complete | Breaking News | Star-Telegram.com (http://www.star-telegram.com/190/story/1168032.html - broken link)

HOORAY! I really wish they had gotten the blue prints from Israel and built the fence around the entire perimeter of the southern border.
This was written a year ago and it doesn't seem like it's almost complete yet... is it? How many miles is the border again?
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