Thursday, November 13, 2008

"The Fence" -- Not Much o a Deterrent

Homeland Security keeps at the task of putting up "the fence", hoping to have most of it done by January. But it's proving to be not much of a deterrent. Border-crossers are devising all kinds of make-shift ladders to scale even 18 feet high barriers. Arrests by the Border Patrol for unauthorized crossings have declined by 18% over the last year-- no thanks to the partially built fence. Rather it's the sad state of the economy that most credit for the decline. (See Arizona Republic article.)

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