Tuesday, January 16, 2007

New Border Fence Affordable - Hunter

Duncan Hunter yesterday repeated his ongoing commitment to the border security of America

Hunter said that the new border fence between America and Mexico is affordable and can be built for a lot less than some are reporting.

According to the Congressional Research Office, the cost to build the 700mile fence could be as much as $50 billion.

Hunter disputes this, saying he has seen bids from fencing companies that say it can be built for less than one twentieth of that amount.

Hunter will fight for the allocation of funds in Congress for this "..much needed and common-sense approach to achieving an enforceable border."

"Through the implementation of additional border fencing and its accompanying infrastructure, our borders will truly be our first line of defense and not our greatest vulnerability," Hunter said in a statement.