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    Feds Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence:GAO

    Feds Have Built Only 32 Miles of 700 Mile Double-Border Fence Originally Mandated by Congress

    Thursday, February 12, 2009
    By Ryan Byrnes

    (CNSNews.com) - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has built only 32 miles of double-layer fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border out of the 700 miles originally mandated by a 2006 act of Congress, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

    One reason DHS has been able to do this is an amendment that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R.-Texas) slipped into an omnibus appropriations bill that Congress passed on December 18, 2007. Hutchison’s amendment put a loophole in the fence law that allowed the secretary of Homeland Security not to build the fence Congress had mandated the year before.

    The Secure Fence Act of 2006 specifically ordered DHS to build two layers of reinforced fencing along 700 specific miles of the nearly 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border.

    “The Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide for at least 2 layers of reinforced fencing, the installation of additional physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors
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    The fact that the government has built only 32 of the 700 miles-of double-layer fencing that Congress initially mandated in 2006 is partly the result of the amendment that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) slipped into the omnibus appropriations bill enacted in December 2007.
    Texans should be proud to have someone like Kay Hutchison looking out for their interest.

    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" ** Edmund Burke**

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    Reid already has said he is going to tear down any existing fencing and will further open the border which is why they created this Frankenstein of a stimulus in the Congressional laboratory, eliminated e-verify and expanded SCHIP to include illegal aliens. Does anyone NOT think this is to bring about the North American Union scheduled for implementation in 2010?
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    Does anyone NOT think this is to bring about the North American Union scheduled for implementation in 2010?
    No......they just told me I was crazy. Kind of like up is really down, left is right, right is wrong, and if I don't see it like that, something is seriously wrong with me.
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