Hunter wants to seal off US with fence
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R), the Chair of the House Armed Services Committee wants to spend 8 billion dollars to build a 2000-mile fence between the United States and Mexico:
Mr Hunter's plan for the fence envisages a dual-layer construction equipped with electric sensors stretching from the Pacific Ocean across to the Gulf of Mexico. [BBC]
Hunter says that 9/11 convinced him that his plan was necessary:
He said that the lessons of 11 September 2001 taught Americans that immigration was a national issue that required national solutions. [ibid]
It's a brilliant GOP plan: We may not have healthcare, jobs, or rights, but at least we'll all be able to say we live in a gated community.