- WASHINGTON (Prensa Latina)
-- The US Senate allocated near two billon dollars to build a triple
fence on the border with Mexico despite wide rejection from the Hispanic
- The initiative, approved within the military budget,
includes a near 370-mile wall plus a 497-mile car barrier.
- Michele Waslin, analyst for emigration affairs from the
National Council of La Raza, told La Opinion daily of Los Angeles, that
despite the funds illegal immigration keeps on growing.
- Waslin added that rather than wasting money the situation
calls for comprehensive reforms to benefit the 12 million illegal immigrants
residing in the US.
- The National Guard General Command sent 6,199 Army troops
and copters to US-Mexico border Tuesday for a 24-month anti-immigration
operation with Customs and Immigration agents.
- They will build electrified fences, satellite-monitored
watch towers and carry out electronic supervision of border limits in
coordination with the border patrol.
- The border move is part of the Republican drive to raise
support to tighten national immigration laws via a House initiative to
judge the 12 million resident illegal immigrants as criminals.