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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The border fence back in the news

The Dems have stripped funding from the Homeland Security bill for the supposed next 300 miles of the "Mexican border fence."

Good for them.

(As a resident in a large city sorta near the border, I'm always fascinated that the most vehement anti-Mexican immigration folks are all way, way far away, South Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas.....

Most of the passion of this round of the issue is coming from areas where illegal communities are relatively small and new, so it tends to be more racist and ugly. The border fence is a political symbol for them. It's a political tool to symbolize keeping "those people" out (of their neighborhoods, of their towns, etc.)

It's just viewed very differently down here.)


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