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    Senior Member FedUpinFarmersBranch's Avatar
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    A Border Wall, At What Cost?

    A Border Wall, At What Cost?
    By Mike Lillis 7/27/09 5:05 PM

    That’s the question being asked by 43 House Democrats, who wrote a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last week urging the administration to consider the environmental and cultural consequences of throwing up a 20-foot-tall concrete barrier at the Mexican border.

    The Bush administration, empowered by Congress, waived dozens of environmental and cultural heritage laws in order to hasten fence construction. The Obama White House, thus far, has done nothing to restore those protections.

    “This massive federal project has had deleterious consequences upon natural and cultural public resources,
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    Why does the government not throw in some stimulus money for the guard to be on the border. That would put many to work and they would be happy doing it.
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    Could someone please enlighten me on this so-called 20-foot-tall concrete barrier? In the various photographs I've seen of different types of border fencing, I've yet to see a 20-foot-tall concrete wall.

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