February 27, 2016
Debate over border fence heats up
Only one side heard from
L.A. Times photo of fence near McAllen. Is the fence only 5-ft tall? See Operation BEEF photo for the truth. Los Angeles Times -- February 26, 2016
Trump's call for a wall continues a debate as old as the U.S.-Mexico border
In May 10, 2011, President Obama gave a speech near El Paso that turned out to be prophetic.
A border fence stretched for hundreds of miles between the United States and Mexico. The number of Border Patrol agents had doubled to 20,000 in less than a decade. Drones patrolled the skies.
But Obama warned it probably wouldn't be enough to satisfy Republican adversaries.
“You know, they said we needed to triple the Border Patrol,” Obama said. “Or now they're going to say we need to quadruple the Border Patrol. Or they'll want a higher fence. Maybe they'll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat. They'll never be satisfied.
In the 2016 presidential campaign, Republican front-runner Donald Trump has based much of his candidacy on just such a promise to go further --- and to build “the greatest wall you've ever seen” between the U.S. and Mexico.
Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
Ending the border fence debate
In its history of the border fence the Los Angeles Times fails to mention that where a proper fence has been built, it stopped most migrants almost cold.
The Times also failed to report that the Secure Fence Act of 2006 was gutted by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
The Times reports that “steel fences 15 feet tall cut in some place across the border.” The fence on the border at my ranch is 18 feet tall.
A photo in the Times story shows a man standing next to a fence near McAllen, Texas. The fence is short because it sits atop a levee that was installed to stop Rio Grande floods.
What the Times doesn't say is that gates intended to complete some of the levee-top fences were never installed by Obama.
This story of the history fence is emblematic of the history of reporting on the fence. The liberal, globalist media refuse to tell the truth. They refuse to talk about the work of American Border Patrol, including its Operation BEEF maps that shows exactly what the fence actually looks like --- and that most of it is not a fence at all.
It is beginning to look like Donald Trump has a good chance of becoming President of the United States. If that happens, we may get the truth about the border fence.
The border fence debate will finally be ended.