The Secure Fence Act of 2006 ordered the building of 850 miles of at least two layers of “reinforced fencing” along the U.S.-Mexico boundary. The utility of these barriers, as obstructions to unauthorized immigration, is questionable. But as part of a much larger project aimed at presenting border enforcement as a key component of national security, they are highly significant.
Barricading the Border
Tags: US customs and border patrol, low intensity conflict, drug war, US-Mexico border