The World Famous "Fence Wizard": US races to erect controversial steel fence on Mexican border

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

US races to erect controversial steel fence on Mexican border

www.Breitbart.com
Aug 5 09:27 AM US/Eastern



Just west of El Paso, near where Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico in 1598, construction crews have completed a steel fence authorities say is a new model for border security.

The five-meter (18-foot) tall fence has a mesh woven so tightly that feet and fingers cannot grab hold, but it still allows people to see through. Steel pylons are set close enough to stop a truck from bursting through, and two meters of reinforced concrete underground deters any tunneling.

The structure is designed to push would-be illegal immigrants and drug smugglers out into the desert where they are more easily caught, said Border Patrol Agent Martin Hernandez.

"Will it completely stop them from coming across? Of course not," Hernandez said. "Rest assured, there will eventually be holes in parts of the wall made by people trying to get in. But it buys us valuable time."

The US Department of Homeland Security is racing to meet a December 31 deadline to raise 670 miles of steel fences and vehicle barriers along the 3,200 kilometer (2,000 mile) long southern border. About half has been completed, including this six kilometer (four mile) segment at New Mexico's Santa Teresa Port of Entry..... (Click here for the rest of the article)

20 comments:

StarCarlton said...

Why don't they use aluminum fence, it has a lifetime warrenty - lol

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John R said...

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Access Control Gate said...

That's a tough fence. I'm sure alien can't pass that border.

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reina joy said...

Why don't they use aluminum fence, it has a lifetime warrenty - lol thanks for your nice information.

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Ginny Crandall said...

Thanks for the article. This really is a great idea, but I don't know how long it will work. When people get desperate, they will do anything. There are a lot of desperate people down there. Fences are a good idea in general. www.poolsafe.com

John B. said...

Not sure if the fence will work. They're like gophers there. :)
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Those steel fence will isolate US though it can curb illegal immigration and drug flow.

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Bill Shields said...

Of course, because putting up a metal fence just solves all our problems. Should we put one on the Calgary border too? Cause the Canadians are a great threat too.

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