Most liberals don’t know – that Congress has already passed a bill that authorizes a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and that construction of said wall can actually begin on the first day Trump takes office!
The fact is, the SECURE FENCE ACT, passed with bipartisan support in 2006 including “yea” votes from then Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, authorizing the Secretary of Homeland Security to “take all actions the secretary determines necessary and appropriate to achieve and maintain operational control over the entire international land and maritime borders of the United States.”
The law called for “at least” a double-layer fence, plus a mix of high-tech sensors, cameras, border checkpoints, vehicle barriers plus “the installation of additional physical barriers” along the U.S.-Mexico border. Its mention of “additional physical barriers,” suggests that Congress specified the minimum amount that Homeland Security should do — not the maximum.
So in effect, this project could have continued construction 8 years ago, completing a job that was only barely started with 36.3 miles of double-layer fencing now existing along America’s 1,954 mile southern border. THE FUNDING SET ASIDE BY CONGRESS BETTER STILL BE THERE!!!!