A special committee of the Arizona Legislature devoted to examining border security will meet Dec. 20 to get an update on a project to build additional fences near the state’s border with Mexico through donations.
The committee will hear an update on the project’s fundraising from Republican state Sen. Steve Smith from the community of Maricopa.
Smith is leading the project to build the additional fences.
The state has raised more than $250,000 in donations for the fence project over the last several months.
The goal is to build a 15-foot fence in busy border-crossing points in yet-to-be-determined spots in southern Arizona and then erect fences along the 80 miles of the state’s 375-mile border that have no fences.
Fence construction hasn’t yet begun.