WASHINGTON - President Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to give Republican candidates a pre-election platform for asserting they're tough on illegal immigration.
"Unfortunately the United States has not been in complete control of its borders for decades and therefore illegal immigration has been on the rise," Bush said at a signing ceremony.
"We have a responsibility to enforce our laws," he said. "We have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take this responsibility serious."
He called the fence bill "an important step in our nation's efforts to secure our borders."
Thursday, October 26, 2006
A Good Fence Makes Good Neighbors!
For many years going back to the 1980's if have felt the United States needed to build a good strong fence along the US border with Mexico to stop ILLEGAL immigration.Today George W Bush took an important step in that direction by signing a law passed in a Republican House and a Republican Senate to construct a 700 mile fence in the most populous areas of the US/Mexican boarder. A few weeks ago Newsweek Magazine had a good map of it location along with existing fences and it will do a lot to help secure our boarder Thanks George Bush.Would this have happened if the Democrats controlled even one House of Congress... I don't think so. The following is part of the AP story on the signing :