By a vote of 283-138, the House of Representatives passed the “Secure Fence Act of 2006" (and here). The Federation for American Immigration Reform reports:
Today’s approval of H.R. 6061, The Secure Fence Act, is an important first step in regaining operational control over our borders and immigration policy, and we applaud the House leadership for bringing it to the floor, declared the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). H.R. 6061 requires the Department of Homeland Security to construct 700 miles of border fencing (FAIR advocates for 2,000 miles of fencing) and increase the use of technology at the border. After months of an immigration stand-off and attempts to link immigration enforcement with an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, today’s passage of H.R.6061 marks the first mile in a marathon towards achieving true enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws.
It’s said that a drowning man will grab a razor blade. I was reminded of that truism when I received an old news story about how a border fence would allegedly “destroy endangered species and ecosystems:”
More border walls, militarization, low-level aircraft and roads would further damage already-stressed wildlife and places, such as the Cactus Pygmy Owl and Sonoran Pronghorn in Arizona, Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard and Peninsular Ranges Bighorn Sheep in California, Jaguar and Mexican Gray Wolves in New Mexico, and the Rio Grande River, Ocelot, and Big Bend National Park in Texas. Triple walls are harmful to wildlife, blocking migration corridors and destroying valuable habitat. The distance of the triple wall -- 370 miles -- is approximately the distance of the entire border in Arizona.
Question: What about endangered American middle-class taxpayers who are paying the high cost of the border invaders?