The border fence

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on October 27, 2006

Earlier this week President Bush signed the Secure Fence Act which would build 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. In response, Mexican President Vicente Fox said:

It is an embarrassment for Mexico. The fact that our northern neighbor has to build a fence to try to keep our people out is a sign of our failure.
We have driven our people northward into the United States in search of economic opportunity that we should be providing here at home.

Of course, I might have gotten that wrong.

"It is an embarrassment for the United States," Fox said. "It is proof, perhaps, that the United States does not see immigration as a subject that corresponds to both countries."

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Hey @PolitiFactBias and @zebrafactcheck, is Newsweek an IFCN member? I was looking in the IFCN site earlier and didn't see a list of approved affiliates or whatever they call them.

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