Tuesday, April 04, 2017

It must be letter-writing day in Congress. I got this from Don Young. It's embarrassing how often I've agreed with him lately. I did not support this legislation because I believe that we will still not achieve total border security by erecting a fence or wall. The estimated cost of the fence is $12-$15 billion with some reports putting it closer to $20 billion. This is money that could be better spent on technology such as systematic surveillance and physical infrastructure enhancements to prevent unlawful entry of illegal aliens for a fraction of what the fence will cost. Building a fence of this magnitude takes away funds that can also be used to improve schools, seniors and veterans' healthcare, and aid to the less fortunate to name a few.

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