Sunday, September 30, 2007

Good News from the Border

The long-promised Border Fence is finally getting built! So says the LA Times:

The Department of Homeland Security reached its goal of completing 70 miles of new fencing by the end of this month, nearly doubling the length of barriers on the border to about 145 miles...Whether the new fencing slows illegal immigration remains to be seen, but the project is a milestone in another way. Once limited mainly to cities, fencing along the 1,952-mile border is now going up in rural areas, where much of the illegal immigration traffic has shifted in recent years...
The Secure Fence Act, which President Bush signed into law last fall, called for 700 miles of new fencing. The administration set a goal of completing nearly 300 miles by the end of 2008.

Here's a prediction: the new fence constructed in just part of the border will be so effective at stemming the invasion form the South, that Americans will demand the barrier stretch along the entire border with Mexico.