WE BUILT A BORDER FENCE… IN EGYPT
In December 2009, a cable sent from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to the Secretary of State in Washington, DC, revealed that while the seven-mile fence between Gaza and Egypt was being technically built with Egyptian money, a tunnel detection system was built and funded by the United States to the tune of $23 million in American taxpayer dollars.
The project was first announced by the Bush administration in 2008 as an attempt to prevent weapons from being smuggled into Egypt and then turned on southern Israel.
The seven-mile fence separating Gaza and Egypt was finished four years after it was first announced by the United States.
In comparison, only about 30 miles of the double-layered, 14-foot high fencing along the U.S./Mexican border called for in the 2006 Secure Fence Act has actually been built. Since Obama became president, all construction on our southern border fence has stopped with the exception of a few miles of “vehicle barriers” that are a useless 3-4 feet tall and can easily be hopped over by persons on foot.
GEORGIA SENATE TO TAKE UP IMMIGRATION BILL
Georgia Senate Bill 458 banning illegal immigrant students from state colleges, universities, and technical schools is on the calendar for today’s floor session. The bill also makes tweaks to other state laws dealing with illegal immigration.
Proponents call the bill necessary to preserve tax-funded education for citizens and legal residents; opponents argue the bill unfairly denies motivated students educational opportunity.
There is already a university system policy that bars illegal immigrants from attending state schools in Georgia that have rejected academically qualified students in the previous two years.