Saturday, September 29, 2007

Rep. Pelosi criticizes border fence

Somehow this didn't surprise me at all.

From the article:

"EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a plan to build fencing along parts of the Mexico border a "terrible idea" that overlooks local communities.

Pelosi made the comments during her trip to the Rio Grande Valley for the annual Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology Week conference at the University of Texas-Pan American.

"I have been against the fence, I thought it's a bad idea even when it was just a matter of discussion," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "These are communities where you have a border going through them, they are not communities where you have a fence splitting them."

Last year, President Bush signed the Secure Fence Act requiring the construction of fencing along the 2,000-mile border. The plans call for about 370 miles of fence and 200 miles of vehicle barriers, including concrete barriers, by the end of 2008."

My thinking is: if the border is 2000 miles long, why did they pass a law that only requires 370 miles of fencing to be built?? That doesn't make any sense at all . But then again, it does. In the end, the powers that be dont really want to build a fence across our border with mexico, because the long term plan is to eventually unite with Mexico and Canada into the North American Union.

And deep down, I have a feeling that even this 370 mile fence will never get built, much less a 2000 mile fence.

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