The New Fence in Nogales, AZ.
Before Governor Rick Perry ran away from the South Carolina GOP Presidential Forum held yesterday afternoon, he found time in the morning to attend a rally at which he produced further inanities to explain his opposition to effective Border Fencing:
"Perry said he favors the use of strategic fencing, important in metropolitan areas, but he does not believe in building a wall, which he said would not be finished in his children's lifetimes." (VDARE.com emphasis) Rick Perry misses GOP forum, but speaks to S.C. voters elsewhere By VICKI GROOMS The Miami Herald 09.05.11What is he talking about? This is as bad as his original stupidity in New Hampshire to the effect that
...if you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good."Perry tells NH no to border fence By Steve Peoples Associated Press Sat, Sep 3, 2011
In fact of course the cost and time needed to build an effective Fence is trivial in relation to American resources, as Ed Rubenstein conclusively demonstrated for us in How Come We Can Have 40,000 miles Of Interstate, But Not 2,000 Miles Of Border Fence?
As it happens, a much simpler proof of the effectiveness of a suitable fence appeared on Saturday in Higher wall, harder falls By JB Miller The Nogales International September 3, 2011-09-06
"The imposing new border fence running through Nogales is proving to be a treacherous obstacle for undocumented border-crossers several of whom have been injured in recent weeks while descending the U.S. side of the barrier. On Aug. 12, a woman identified only as “Asian” broke her leg after climbing the border fence near East Hudgins Street, according to a Nogales Police Department report… Then on Aug. 22, Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station said they rescued a 21-year-old illegal immigrant from Fujhou, China after he fell from the wall and sustained a compound fracture to his left leg."(VDARE.com readers should not forget that under the Obama Administrative Amnesty, it is now not clear that these apprehensions would result in deportation action. No Border control measures can work without the political will.)
H/T One Old Vet