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Saturday, November 05, 2005The Great Wall of Mexico...
Here’s another wtf story for the day. It seems that republicans want to build the Great Wall of The Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty ( my name for it) along the US- Mexican border. The international border between Mexico and the United States runs from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. It traverses a variety of terrains, ranging from major urban areas to inhospitable deserts. From the border crossing at El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, to the east, it follows the course of the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) to the Gulf of Mexico; from the same binational conurbation westward to the Pacific Ocean, it crosses vast tracts of the Sonora and Chihuahua Deserts, the Colorado River Delta, and the northernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula.
Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to build a 3,200 kilometer (2,000 mile) wall along the US border with Mexico to keep illegal immigrants out. The legislation aims to "create a border security fence from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico," said House of Representatives members Duncan Hunter of California and Virgil Goode of Virginia in a statement.
The reason for the wall according to House Representatives is national security: "Prior to sept 11th 2002 , illegal immigration was considered a regional issue without national complications. We quickly learned on that day however that his is a national issue , affecting each and every American , not just those living in border communities like San Diego County.”
Story Link: US Lawmakers want to build wall
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