WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Monday defended the construction of a fence along the southwest border, saying it's actually better for the environment than what happens when people illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico line.
"Illegal migrants really degrade the environment. I've seen pictures of human waste, garbage, discarded bottles and other human artifact in pristine areas," Chertoff said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "And believe me, that is the worst thing you can do to the environment."[Chertoff: Illegals 'Degrade' Environment]
George Borjas linked to the Chertoff story with this comment:
This would be funny were it not for the indication that these people don't have a clue about what the real issue is. Next time I pick up the paper I expect to read that George Bush himself is arguing that we need to build a fence "for the children."The Borjas Blog: We Need A Fence Because...