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Sheet metal border fence in Nogales comes down

In this Thursday, May 13, 2010 file photo, an old cattle fence, foreground, that used to mark the border, has been replaced by a border fence made to stop vehicle traffic, background, along a remote section at the U.S.-Mexico border near San Miguel, Ariz.  State Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, was the sponsor of a bill that was signed into law recently that will use donated money and inmate labor to build a "secure fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

In this Thursday, May 13, 2010 file photo, an old cattle fence, foreground, that used to mark the border, has been replaced by a border fence made to stop vehicle traffic, background, along a remote section at the U.S.-Mexico border near San Miguel, Ariz. State Sen. Steve Smith, R-Maricopa, was the sponsor of a bill that was signed into law recently that will use donated money and inmate labor to build a "secure fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The old sheet-metal border fence in downtown Nogales is coming down. It’s being replaced by a see-through, vertical post-style fence.

The Nogales International reports the 2.8 mile, nearly $12 million project has been under way on the outskirts of town since March.

Ground was broken last week in the heart of downtown Nogales for the new fence, leaving a gaping hole just west of the Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry.

The Border Patrol says the difference between the new and old fence is agents can see through it. The government hopes it will discourage people from throwing rocks from the Mexican side because agents will now be able to see their assailants.

Some residents say it doesn’t matter what kind of fence is put up. It’s still a wall dividing two nations.

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3 comments

  1. Yes, it is a wall dividing two nations. It is reasonable and it is what all nations do in some form or another. It isn’t hateful or “unfair.” Remember that good fences make good neighbors.

    Please drop the whining political correctness and accept what is happening for the good of both our countries.

  2. SO THEY CAN SEE BUT THEY STILL CANNOT DO ANYTHING

  3. “It’s still a wall dividing two nations.”

    Well, DUH! Maybe the liberals and the Reconquista activists should remember that it IS two nations. And nations have laws regulating how people may enter. If our nation wasn’t under seige by another nation we wouldn’t need a fence.

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