Wayne King of the Cleveland County Republican Party
in North Carolina has a good article up in the Lincoln Tribune
Last year President Bush signed into law the Secure Fence Act, which was introduced by Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), who is currently running for the Republican nomination for President. The Secure Fence Act initiated the construction of 854 miles of double-layered fencing along the Mexican Border. This piece of legislation represents the right way to begin immigration reform - with strong border security.
The San Diego border fence has already proven its effectiveness. Illegal alien apprehensions along the fenced region dropped from over 202,000 in 1992 to about 9,000 in 2004. Since the construction of the fence near San Diego, crime rates in the area have dropped by 56.3%.
The fence has also forced drug smugglers, who use to easily cross the border near San Diego, to attempt to enter the United States through major ports of entry instead. This increases the likelihood of discovery and seizure of illegal narcotics entering our country.
No matter what its supporters say, the current Senate plan includes amnesty and it backtracks on past promises to secure our borders. Amnesty without border security and law enforcement clearly doesn't work. Furthermore, this plan is unfair to those who have come into the country legally, undermines our country's respect for the rule of law, and encourages even more lawbreaking in the future.(READ IT ALL)
I agree with Mr King, this is a shame. Duncan Hunter
is standing strong to protect America. Build the fence and provide no amnesty to the law breakers.
Labels: Duncan Hunter, Election 2008, Politics