Isn’t the whole idea of a fence – except if it’s decorative — to keep something in or out? I mean, the White House just started installing extra “anti-climb” spikes on the top its fence. Not that it will keep drones out, but it will keep folks from climbing in.
Which is why this particular article in Tuscon’s Arizona Daily Star is so outrageous.
As Breitbart reports, this mainstream Arizona newspaper is decrying the small section of the Arizona-Mexico border that has a 14-foot-high primary fence because it is too high for illegal immigrants to safely cross. The article, “Border Fence Jumpers Breaking Bones,” includes the claim that sections of the border with a 14-foot-high fence are “as tall as a two or three-story house” and tells the stories of several women who broke bones and were treated extensively to healthcare and surgeries at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.
The article tells the story of a 31-year-old woman who fell off the fence in May, breaking both her legs and her spine. She was rescued by a Border Patrol agent and has been under treatment in Los Angeles for 20 days.
In June, a 28-year-old woman, who had already been deported twice, made a third attempt over the fence and broke her foot, which required reconstructive surgery. It will be six months before she can walk again.
Both women were flown back to Oaxaca last week.The 31-year-old said, “ I will tell my people not to come, not through the desert nor the fence.”
Well, gosh, isn’t that the whole point about having a fence at the border? So unwanted people won’t come in?People like the man who killed Border Patrol agent Robert Rosas. Or the man who had been deported FIVE TIMES who shot Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco just last week?
I’m not even sure why we call it a border anymore. Frankly, liberals are turning just about everything that makes our nation our nation into a “option.”
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief]