Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How Congress Prevented Border Fence Law's Implementation

Ted Cruz talks about border security near the U.S. 
Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector headquarters
 in Edinburg, Texas, on June 9, 2015. AP
Border: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, pointed to a 2006 law requiring 700 miles of double-layer border fencing. Unfortunately, in 2007 another Texas Republican helped the Democrat Congress change that.
Presidential candidate Ted Cruz told Fox's Sean Hannity, "Existing federal law is quite robust" on border security, and "There should be 700 miles of double-layer fencing built along our southern border."
He added: "The Obama administration has about 30 miles built. If I am elected president, we will build it. What is missing is the presidential will to get it done."
Americans like to think that when their elected representatives pass a law, it's a law. If only.
It's true that in 2006, the Republican-controlled House and a large bipartisan majority in the Senate passed, and President Bush signed, the Secure Fence Act, requiring 700 additional miles of double chain-link and barbed-wire fences with lights and camera poles.
But in 2007, the Homeland Security Department complained of being, er, fenced in, arguing that different types of terrain required different barriers.
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3 comments:

cimbri said...

Better late than never. Cruz never mentioned this for years, now all of a sudden he's worried about the fence. We should only trust Trump to get it done.

CRUZ 16 said...

And what has Trump done in his past 9pre-2015) to earn your support? Has he IN HIS PAST stood alone and fought for what most of us want like Cruz has? Oh wait, he was a Democrat and a Clinton, Reid, and Pelosi campaign donor while all that was going on.

I guess the Democrats aren't the only ones who fell/falling for a line of BS. Trump supporters are no better!

cimbri said...

Come on now, pardner, Cruz has been leading from behind this entire campaign. You have to be out front like Trump, taking the slings and arrows for the entire right wing.