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    Senior Member patbrunz's Avatar
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    Border Patrol: Fence Stops 95% of Illegals ... 3321.shtml

    Border Patrol: Fence Stops 95% of Illegals

    Thursday, May 18, 2006 9:32 a.m. EDT

    The plan passed by the Senate yesterday to build a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border is far and away the most effective means to halt illegal immigration, according to the federal agents who have been struggling with the problem for decades.

    More than a ten years ago, the federal government built a fence along the San Diego sector in California. Ed Henry, assistant chief of the Border Patrol for that region, says that the impact was immediate.

    "Apprehensions here are down a staggering 95 percent, from 100,000 a year to 5,000," he told National Public Radio last month.

    Henry described a triple-layered fence that sounds similar to the one proposed in the Senate plan.

    "The first fence, ten feet high is made of welded metal panels," reported NPR. "The second fence is 15 feet high, steel mesh with the top angled inward to make climbing even tougher. Finally, in high traffic areas, there's also a smaller chain linked fence.
    "In between the two main fences," said Henry, "is a one-hundred-fifty foot no man's land, where the Border Patrol has lights, trucks, and soon, video cameras."

    "Here in San Diego, we have proven that the border infrastructure system does, indeed, work," the San Diego border agent said. "It is highly effective."

    Under the plan passed by the Senate yesterday, most of Arizona would be fenced off, including high traffic areas around Yuma, Nogales and Douglas. Less populated areas to the east would be protected by 500 miles of vehicles barriers and virtual fencing.
    All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing. -Edmund Burke

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    Barriers are certainly great and much needed. However, if the crime of illegal entry gets treated with a tough punishment, then I'd say the other 5% would think twice. As it stands our senate is trying to force citizenship on the illegals (which many do not even want). That is a good punishment to suit the crime, you break into our country and we're gonna give you free schooling, housing, welfare, health and hospital care, special programs and considerations because you're a minority. Uh, please hit me again?
    We are NOT a nation of immigrants!

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    On the border
    I think the main reason the fence works so well down there is because areas like Chula Vista and Otay Lakes are no longer rural, there are now homes and shopping malls going up left and right. All of the old illegal trails are now someones backyard so the illegals are forced to go to the east.
    I am all for a fence but you still need someone to watch it!
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    Senior Member curiouspat's Avatar
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    And start to really making the lives of those HIRING illegals miserable. Obey the laws on the books, now.
    TIME'S UP!
    Why should <u>only</u> AMERICAN CITIZENS and LEGAL immigrants, have to obey the law?!

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