Friday, October 27, 2006

It'll never be built

I suspect its lip service, but at least it got signed:

President Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to give Republican candidates a pre-election platform for asserting they're tough on illegal immigration.

"Unfortunately the United States has not been in complete control of its borders for decades and therefore illegal immigration has been on the rise," Bush said at a signing ceremony.

"We have a responsibility to enforce our laws," he said. "We have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take this responsibility serious."

He called the fence bill "an important step in our nation's efforts to secure our borders."

Good fences make good neighbors.


Matt said...

There's actually a clause within the bill that allows all of the federal money to be used on other things. It's just a front, it really doesn't do anything at all.