US-Mexico border fence almost completeSubmitted by JeffD on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 15:31
Jan. 27, 2009 02:01 PM
WASHINGTON - The fence along the U.S.-Mexico border is mostly finished.
Customs and Border Protection spokesman Lloyd Easterling says that 601 miles of the project had been completed as of a week ago. Easterling says 69 miles of the fence still must be built to meet the goal set during the Bush administration.
........Lawmakers also gave the Homeland Security secretary the power to waive federal laws, such as environmental protections, when erecting the fence. Obama, as a senator, voted for the project.
........Congress has set aside $2.7 billion for the fence since 2006. There's no estimate how much the entire system — the physical fence and the technology — will cost to build, let alone maintain.
In it's entirety - http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2009/01/27/20090127bo...
Another example of government trying to fix a problem it caused.I'm sure the lobbyists are making out on this deal though.
A question they might want to explore.
Why are people taking the illegal way to get into the country?