Thursday, October 26, 2006

President Signs Border Fence Bill into Law

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. For the President's comments at the signing ceremony click here.

The Grits for Breakfast Blog asks a very good question:  Does anybody know specifications for the new border "fence"?

Professor Michael Olivas (Houston), seen smiling below (before the signing), has commentary on the Jurist on the fence.  here is the punch line:  "As with any other such complex issue, a one-sided, enforcement-only measure cannot work, and these policymakers and elected officials know better. Shame on them."  Click here for the full commentary.



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I didn't see one intelligent argument in his blog that would convince me that a fence wouldn't prevent work. If this were a court case the presiding judge would only have his unsubstantiated word to go on.

Posted by: George | Nov 1, 2006 3:31:51 PM

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