November 2006
High Country News;11/13/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 21, p3
The article reports on the federal immigration bill about constructing a 700-miles fence along the U.S. and Mexico border. It is the only statue in draft passed during a year of congressional debate on the content which President George W. Bush singed in October 2006. Part of the statement is the building of the double-layer steel walling which will cost between $2 and $7 billion. However, there are speculations about the bill's effectiveness due to the lack of funds and it does not contain enforcement measures. Furthermore, it will leave some 1,300 miles of fenceless borderline and it will not help extraneous workers to enter the country legally.


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