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    TX: Fence in the works near local border crossing

    Fence in the works near local border crossing
    By Darren Meritz For the Sun-News
    Article Launched: 04/27/2008 12:00:00 AM MDT

    EL PASO — Construction of new border fencing near Anapra and at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico has caught the attention of environmental and political opponents of the federal government's effort to build a border barrier aimed at stopping illegal immigration.

    "Obviously, we're horrified by it," said Laurence Gibson, chairman of the El Paso group of the Sierra Club. "This is an ecological disaster. The Sierra Club's position against it is extremely strong and we're just really, really upset by it."

    Officials with the El Paso sector of the U.S. Border Patrol have confirmed that about 3.75 miles of fencing is currently under construction on the east and west sides of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry and near the Camino Real Landfill.

    Ramiro Cordero, a supervisory Border Patrol agent in the El Paso sector, which includes all of New Mexico, said the fencing projects will use a post and rail design with wire mesh intended to create both a barrier for vehicles and a pedestrian deterrent.

    Using the same design, the Department of Homeland Security has scheduled to begin early this summer a third stretch of border fence a little more than a mile in length, officials said.

    Despite the controversy created since Congress approved funding for construction of a border fence and border security equipment, Cordero said he's heard only a limited number of complaints, even at a series of forums organized to share information on the project with the community earlier this year.

    One opponent of the border fence in El Paso was particularly upset with the Bush administration's decision to supercede local and environmental laws to build the fence. Iliana Holguin, executive director of Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, called it "a horrible-looking fence" that's already become an unfriendly fixture in the landscape.

    "I think aside from being completely ineffective to combating illegal immigration, it's a horrible symbol, especially for El Paso, which has always prided itself in being a binational community with Ciudad Juárez," she said. "What supporters are failing to see is it's our government's immigration laws that are causing the problem."

    Fencing in El Paso ultimately is planned to stretch 56.7 miles, 15 to 18 feet tall, with 21 miles of lighting and two miles of road upgrades as part of Primary Fence Project 225, the 225 miles of border fencing the government hopes to complete in 2008.

    Darren Meritz writes for the El Paso Times, a member of the Texas-New Mexico Newspapers Partnership, and can be reached at dmeritz@elpasotimes.com
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    "I think aside from being completely ineffective to combating illegal immigration, it's a horrible symbol, especially for El Paso, which has always prided itself in being a binational community with Ciudad Juárez," she said.
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    Fences Work:

    Consider 14-mile double-layer fence between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. Its benefits in stopping illegal entry into the U.S. were immediate and long lasting. According to a 2005 Congressional Research Service report illegal alien apprehensions along the fence region dropped from 202,000 in 1992 to 9,000 in 2004, a reduction greater than 95%( http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp... )

    Besides, if fences don't work then why is there one around the White House and the Green Zone in Baghdad?
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    Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services
    Now is that 501c3 exempt?
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    Besides, if fences don't work then why is there one around the White House
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    The Sierra Club can not possibly be pro-environment when they consistently advocate for open borders. Besides, if they were actually pro-environment, they would campaign FOR a fence and the end to illegal immigration. Millions of tons of garbage has been strewn around and egregious environmental damage caused by the illegal aliens ‘seeking a better life’ as they pass through our southern border. What has happened to the once pristine border area as a result of illegal immigration? On average, each illegal alien drops eight pounds of trash while making his way into America (Forbes Magazine: June 7, 2004). At a conservative estimate of one million illegals per year crossing our southern border , that means eight million pounds of trash is added each year to the already existing millions of pounds from previous years to blow around the desert.
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    I will be ordering mine... I am neck deep in the fight of a life time
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    Sheriff Joe's Inmates Collect Nearly 22 Million tons of trash left by invaders:

    http://www.immigrationwatchdog.com/?p=2416
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    What Say You, Sierra Club???:

    Illegal Aliens' Wanton Disregard for Our Environment



    US Forest Service Sign Warning Americans to Stay Out of the Coronado National Forest in Arizona



    Illegals Destroy the Environment. The Trash is Everything from Backpacks to Feces.



    The Trash Seems to Go on Forever, and the Government Can't Remove it Fast Enough



    Notice the Well-Worn Path where the Illegal Invaders and Drug Smugglers Walk to Board Vehicles for the Journey North


    The pictures above were taken in the Sonora Desert a few miles south of the Tucson, AZ metropolitan area. The dry stream course (desert wash) trashed by these invaders is most of a mile long. Just imagine how many illegal aliens threw their trash and defecated and urinated here in this beautiful desert country. The warning sign shown above is in the same area, the Coronado National Forest, south of Tucson.

    These areas along the illegal alien and drug smugglers’ “superhighway
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    which has always prided itself in being a binational community with Ciudad Juárez," quote;

    yep, lot of pride in that.
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