Friday, December 16, 2005

US-Mexico border fences to be built.

It is about time. According to, the House of Representatives voted to build a wall along the US border with Mexico to stop illegal immigration. I don't know why this was not done long ago. It is a very simple way for all sorts of riff raff to get into the USA easily, along with drugs and who know what else.

The 260-159 voice vote on an amendment to a bill on illegal immigration "mandates the construction of specific security fencing, including lights and cameras, along the Southwest border for the purposes of gaining operational control of the border.

"Fencing has been designated in sectors that have the highest number of immigrant deaths, instances of drug smuggling and illegal border crossings," because of the large number of would-be immigrants who die in the desert attempting to cross the US border.

The US border with Canada was not forgotten. The bill "includes a requirement for the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a study on the use of physical barriers along the Northern border."

The US-Mexico border is 3,200 kilometers (2,000 miles) long, the US-Canadian is bigger.

I used to live right on the border of USA and Canada. At the time the only thing to worry about was the young lads smuggling a keg or two from USA to Canada. Now it is a bit different as it is rather easy to immigrate to Canada. With all the politically correctness there, the USA is concerned about dodgy Canadian citizens born in other countries coming into USA to cause havok.

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