News on Border Fence

By js, 8 November, 2008, 1 Comment

Cuellar: CBP halts border fence construction in three Valley segments
By Steve Taylor

U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar. (Photo: RGG/Steve Taylor)

LOS EBANOS, November 7 – The Bush Administration has decided not to move forward with construction of the border fence in three parts of the Rio Grande Valley for the rest of the year, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has announced.

Customs and Border Protection had wanted to erect almost four miles of “movable” fencing in Roma, almost nine miles of fencing in Rio Grande City, and just less than two miles of fencing in Los Ebanos.

“It’s not going to happen. Customs and Border Protection has decided not to move forward with their plans for the rest of the year. The reason they gave was engineering and hydraulic concerns,” Cuellar told the Guardian on Friday evening.



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  • Jaime Armin Mejía

    Hey JJ,

    Well, it’s good to know that Bush is backing off, even though Texas suffered the most deportations this month than in its entire history. The move to stop the fence has been a long time in coming.


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