CNS News -- August 26
Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Ariz., says it is 'an outrage' the Obama administration has stopped building the double-fencing needed to assist the Border Patrol in securing the U.S.-Mexico border and says it is time for the United States to begin fighting illegal immigration and drug smuggling directly at the border instead of within the country where it harms American citizens and communities. [...]
"Build the double-barrier fence and complete it," said Babeu. "I'm a combat engineer in the Army, that's part of my job. I have had 20 years now. I don't speak for the Army, but I was down in Yuma. I was a tactical commander for 400 to 700 active duty soldiers and airmen, and we secured that border, supporting our heroes in the Border Patrol. Ninety-five percent reduction in illegal entries. And to this date, there's not one soldier there, and why is that? It's because we completed the double-barrier fence and they have full enforcement."
Glenn Spencer -- American Patrol Report
The fence works whenever it is constructed properly, but most of it has not been. The are 310 miles of pedestrian fencing on the border, and 80 miles of what DHS claims it built is actually 10-ft mat-type that is at least 15-years-old; leaving us with 230 miles of DHS-built pedestrian fencing, most of it useless.