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10/26/06-Washington, D.C.

Congressman Gohmert Reacts To Secure Fence Act

President Bush has signed legislation that authorizes 700 miles of fencing along the border with Mexico. The Secure Fence Act allows for a fence to run along parts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California and cover about a third of the whole border.

U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert issued a statement following the announcement.   He said: "In this day and age of terrorists, securing all of our avenues of entry has been an ongoing battle I have waged since I got to Congress, and I was pleased that we got this through the house and senate. I now applaud President Bush for signing it into law."

The law also authorizes vehicle barriers, new checkpoints, lighting, cameras, satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles.  

Oralia Ortega, Reporting.


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