Friday, December 23, 2005

50-Foot Wall and 51-Foot Ladder

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano is panning a provision in federal legislation to add about 700 miles to existing walls between the United States and Mexico. The governor said Wednesday the proposal, part of the House Sensenbrenner bill approved by a 239-182 vote, would be a waste of money. "You show me a 50 foot wall, I'll show you a 51-foot ladder," she said.

Several months ago, the governors of Arizona and New Mexico declared states of emergency due to the number of undocumented immigrants in those states.

Source: Arizona Daily Star, Dec. 21, 2005

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