Chertoff's border "fence." Defining away a "problem."
|Chertoff's Strange World
American Border Patrol -- February 5
Yesterday, DHS Secretary Chertoff told
the press "...we have currently got 287 miles of fencing
built across our Southwestern border; that includes pedestrian
and vehicle fencing. " American Border Patrol reports that
there are 163 miles of fence and 130 miles of vehicle barrier,
for a total of 293 miles, which is very close to the DHS numbers.
"Anyone who calls a flimsy barrier made out of cannibalized
railroad rails a fence doesn't speak the English language,"
said Glenn Spencer of ABP. "Most would call this a blatant
deception," he added.
A recently released environmental plan calls for only seven miles of new fence in Arizona. [Update at 10:55 AM PST: The 7 miles was changed to 21 miles, according to our sources]
"There is no question that the American people are being betrayed once again," Spencer said.
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