December 16, 2005

THE NUEVO LAREDO FULL EMPLOYMENT PLAN:

House Votes for 698 Miles of Fences on Mexico Border (RACHEL L. SWARNS, 12/16/05, NY Times)

House Republicans voted on Thursday night to toughen a border security bill by requiring the Department of Homeland Security to build five fences along 698 miles of the United States border with Mexico to block the flow of illegal immigrants and drugs into this country.

The amendment to the bill would require the construction of the fences along stretches of land in California, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona that have been deemed among the most porous corridors of the border.


The fence is a fine idea because it creastes the illusion they're doing something. It should also provide quite a few jobs for Mexicans.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2005 7:32 AM
Comments

NRO must be celebrating.

Posted by: AWW at December 16, 2005 7:57 AM

They really, really, really need to go down to the border and see for themsleives that some of the areas are just a little to mountainous and/or wet to have any sort of fencing put up that will have any effect at all.

Posted by: John at December 16, 2005 8:57 AM

chinese laborers dug the grand canyon using 1880's technology so i guess they can build a wall in the mountains.

Posted by: mao's toe at December 16, 2005 10:22 AM

John:

Shhhh...it's just to make them feel better, not to impact reality.

Posted by: oj at December 16, 2005 10:30 AM

If they were serious they would use landmines.

Posted by: J.H. at December 16, 2005 10:54 AM

The fences aren't totally ineffective. When they built the fence in California, it succeeded in forcing all the illegal crossing into Arizona.

Posted by: Brandon at December 16, 2005 11:01 AM
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