Duncan Hunter on Glenn Beck


Congressional Democrats, and some Republicans, gut the Secure Fence Act in the omnibus spending bill against the wishes of the American people. In a bill with 9,000 earmarks, border security takes a back seat.

The Secure Fence Act of 2006 required the construction of 700 miles of border fence, modeled on the success of the border barriers in the San Diego sector of the U.S. border. The operative word is “secure.”

That legislation specifically called for “two layers of reinforced fencing” and listed five specific sections of the border where it should be built. The omnibus spending bill removes the requirement for two tiers and the specific list of locations.

The two-tier fence in San Diego runs 14 miles along the border with Tijuana, Mexico. The first layer is a high steel fence, with an inner high anti-climb fence with a no-man’s land in between.

It has been amazingly effective. According to a 2005 report by the Congressional Research Service, illegal alien apprehensions in the San Diego sector dropped from 202,000 in 1992 to 9,000 in 2004.

As local congressman and presidential candidate Duncan Hunter notes, “The success of the San Diego Border Fence demonstrates the overall effectiveness of the double-layered approach and the importance of extending this infrastructure across the southern land border.”

It is that very success, we suspect, that frightens the open-border crowd and their representatives in Congress. How else to explain that, as the citizen watchdog group Grassfire (grassfire.org) notes, just five miles of fence that meets specifications has been built in the first year after the Secure Fence Act was passed.

The spending bill was written by Democrats and passed 253-154 with mostly their votes. Democrats say they weren’t deliberately dropping the two-tiered fence or the locations specified. They say they were merely adopting language that passed the Senate several times this year.

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7 Responses to “De-Fence, De-Fence”
  1. Eddie B. says:

    We can get sold out fast enough. Criminals and traitors and pigs. I hope these greedy elites choke on their turkey this year.

    May they end up in Hell and have to feast on fruitcake for eternity.


  2. Sandman says:

    It is way too obvious that a fence is not going to happen with this Government . You are right Eddie, they all need to be thrown out of office, the sooner the better!

  3. Angel says:

    It just came to me that Tancredo and Hunter were assigned these positions and with extremely low poll numbers so that Americans would think that their ideas are in the minority of those around the country whereas the total opposite is really true.

  4. Angel says:

    Just look at the freeze frame their of Hunter without pushing play.

  5. peternoamnesty says:

    we cant alow those a*&^%$# to kill the fence!

  6. peternoamnesty says:

    we cant alow those a*&^%$# to kill the fence! the doble fence is better than border patrol agents

  7. K2 says:

    How about the double fence, but with doors, water bubblers and rocklined paths, every 500m? Then everyone would be happen, no?

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