Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Rep. Duncan Hunter's Bill Proposes 2,000 Mile Fence

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, who chairs the Armed Services Committee in the House of Representatives, hopes to win enough support to pass a bill in Congress.
U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter
The U.S. Republican is pushing for the construction of a 2,000-mile fence along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border. More than one million Mexicans are stopped from entering the U.S. each year to seek work. The fence would be surrounded by a new border buffer zone to the north and would be studded with 25 new official points of entry along its route. "Illegal aliens continue to funnel directly into many of our local communities and adversely impact our way of life," said Mr Hunter, a California congressman.