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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2005 CONTACT: Joe Kasper (202) 225-5672
HUNTER PROPOSAL FOR STRATEGIC BORDER FENCING PASSES HOUSE
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) successfully added an amendment to H.R. 4437 (Sensenbrenner-WI), the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Control Act of 2005, requiring the incorporation of border fencing at five strategic locations along our nation’s Southern border with Mexico. The amendment passed the House by a vote of 260-159.
“I am pleased that my colleagues voted to replicate the success of the San Diego border fence and bring this much needed element of security to our Southern border,” said Congressman Hunter. “Before Congress mandated the construction of the San Diego Border Fence in 1996, San Diego County possessed one of the most prolific drug smuggling corridors in the United States. The existing border infrastructure has helped improve conditions in San Diego County by channeling illegal traffic to ports of entry and allowing border security officials to refocus their efforts on more problematic border locations.”
Representative Hunter, a longtime proponent of reinforcing our nation’s border with Mexico, legislatively mandated the construction of the San Diego Border Fence. “The San Diego Border Fence continues to serve its primary function with unquestioned success,” added Hunter. “There is no doubt that its duplication at specific locations along our southern border will be equally successful and bring us one step closer to a border region that is no longer overrun by illegal aliens.”
The San Diego Border Fence works:
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