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House OKs border fence bill

This Thursday, April 22, 2010 photo shows the international border in Nogales, Ariz.  The first of 532 National Guard troops are set to begin their mission in the southern Arizona desert on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 under President Barack Obama's plan to beef up U.S.-Mexico border security, although they won't have any law enforcement authority. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The international border in Nogales. (AP Photo/Matt York)

The Arizona House passed a bill allowing the state to compact with other states for the construction of a fence along the U.S-Mexico border.

The measure allows for Arizona to develop its own funding plan for construction of the fence, be it through private or public donations.

Those that oppose the bill say the fence coverage of only 6 percent of the border is not the solution.

Supporters of the bill say it may not be the best solution, but it’s a good start to a solution the federal government has failed to provide.

The bill now goes to the Arizona Senate.

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One comment

  1. As former Governor Napolitano once wisely said: “Show me a 50 foot fence and I’ll show you a 55 foot ladder.” Time for comprehensive reform, not ideological manifestations of a legislature with blinders on.

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