May 10, 2011
Obama Claims Border Fence 'Basically Complete' But It's Only 5% Finished
Obama said today in El Paso..."They wanted more agents on the border. Well, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history. The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents - more than twice as many as there were in 2004, a build up that began under President Bush and that we have continued. They wanted a fence. Well, that fence is now basically complete."
Five years ago, legislation was passed to build a 700-mile double-layer border fence along the southwest border. This is a promise that has not been kept.
Today, according to staff at the Department of Homeland Security, just 5 percent of the double-layer fencing is complete, only 36.3 miles.The Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress's investigative arm, reported in early 2009 that only 32 miles of double-layer fencing had been built. That means under President Obama, only 4.3 miles of double layer fencing has been built. This is woefully inadequate.
Kliphnote: We are talking about illegal immigration.
Call it what it is, Illegal.
Obama and the State run media refuse to call it illegal.
There are about 12 million illegals in the US.
What other country lets illegals stay, and gives them
health care and school their children, for free?
Call it what you want, but Obama wants amnesty.
Maybe because about 65% of Hispanics vote Democrat.
(Did anyone notice that the more hand outs someone gets from
the government the more likely they will vote Democrat?)
Don't tell me they take jobs American don't want.
They take low paying jobs Americans don't want.
Americans would rather stay on unemployment.Open your eyes.