Arizona's "Joint Border Security Advisory Committee" is looking to start building the dang fence on the border as soon as possible.
Even better, they have enough money to build about 500 feet of that fence, which would leave the committee just 199.9 miles short of its goal of 200 miles of barrier.
According to the Associated Press, "The committee has raised just 10 percent of the $2.8 million needed to complete a mile of fencing."
Ten percent of the money needed to build a mile -- so they can get to work on about 528 feet as soon as they want.
Also according to the AP, this committee -- which includes legislators and law enforcement officials, as well as Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- wants to get this project started by the end of the year. The funding for the fence comes from private donations, and the labor will be done by inmates.
Seeing as this committee has existed since 2010, it sounds like they might get enough money for 600 feet if things go their way!
According to the yearly report the committee filed last year, they've done slightly more than nothing.
They printed out a lot of news articles they found on the Internet, met a few times, and made PowerPoint slideshows. There's an 81-page report giving "statistics" on the southern border, which contains conspiracy theories about importing Brazilian gang members to the United States (page 63), and trying to rid the country of Muslims (page 81):
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This whole Border Patrol website was an experience to read. These final two entries are important as well, but decided to add as an Addendum to the above file. It may behoove you to review both sections for additional information. My favorite is the last section, as you know my FIRST priority in America is to rid our Nation of the Muslim fraction.
Our Nation was built upon a foundation of Judeo-Christian beliefs and since about the 1920's, creeping Sharia has made its way into America. Our Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land and NO OTHER FOREIGN LAW should be superior to our Constitution.
I hope this information has been helpful to you. Please let me know if I can help you any further in understanding the dire need for securing our Southern most borders and protecting the legal citizens of the U.S.A.
The committee's supposed to meet every other month, but has canceled every one between April and October.
But the fence -- it's coming soon, they say.