Congress May Expand Border Fences

House legislation calls for a mostly continuous 392-mile fence


In Douglas, Louis Hahn, a retiree who tends horses on his ranch, said the fence reduces traffic through the city. But he said it is simplistic to think that a huge physical barrier will trump the economic forces that prompt fathers to leave their families and risk their lives for a chance at a better life.

"You have got to put yourself in the position of the man crossing the border and what he's willing to take," Hahn said.

___

On the Net:

Customs and Border Protection: http://www.cbp.gov

Sen. Jon Kyl: http://kyl.senate.gov

Rep. Duncan Hunter: http://www.house.gov/hunter

National Immigration Forum: http://www.immigrationforum.org

Federation for American Immigration Reform: http://www.fairus.org


Copyright 2005 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.