Arizona Launches "Build The Border Fence" Website
Your Help Is Needed
One of the gravest threats facing America today is the lack of security and enforcement along the U.S. and Mexican border. The consequences of this lack of security have yielded an unparalleled invasion of drug cartels, violent gangs, an estimated 20 million illegal aliens, and even terrorists.
Because of the Federal Government's failure to stop this invasion, the State of Arizona signed into law SB 1406. Part of this important legislation established this website for the purpose of raising funds through donations from private citizens, businesses, and corporations across the country in an effort to finance and finish building our border fence. One hundred percent of the funds raised will be held in a trust fund account in the Arizona State Treasurer's Office. The bill also created the Joint Border Security Advisory Committee for oversight and accountability of these funds. Additionally, in an effort to contain costs, inmate labor will be utilized in building the border fence.
As of the effective date of this bill, July 20, 2011, approximately 685 miles of the nearly 2,000 mile long border is "fenced." The vast majority of this existing "fence" however, consists of barbed-wire, vehicle barriers, and inadequate materials that have minimal effectiveness in stopping illegal crossings. The remaining 1,315 miles of the border currently have no fencing at all.
Despite what President Barack Obama stated in his speech on May 10, 2011, that "The (border) fence is now basically complete," it is not. But with your help it can be very soon.
The constitutional duty of the Federal Government is to protect "We the People of the United States." However, you should know that:
According to a February 2011 report by Congress' chief watchdog, the Government Accountability Office, just 44 percent of the nearly 2,000 mile-long border is under operational control, and just 15 percent is totally controlled.
The border fence constructed in Yuma, Arizona successfully thwarted 93 percent of all illegal crossings in that area. This proves that fences do in fact work!
There have been over 35,000 deaths and murders along the U.S. Mexican border since 2006.
According to an investigation by the House Committee on Homeland Security, intelligence officials have determined members of the terrorist group Hezbollah have already infiltrated the U.S. by crossing at the southern border. Border Patrol agents recovered military-style patches on clothing near the border—one patch contained the word "martyr" in Arabic and another depicted a plane appearing to fly into sky scrapers.
In 2009, according to Homeland Security documents, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officials detained 45,279 illegal aliens classified as OTM (Other Than Mexican), many of whom were from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Pakistan.
Additionally, FBI Director Robert Mueller testified before the House Appropriations Committee stating that these OTMs "are individuals from countries with known Al Qaeda connections who are changing their Islamic surnames to Hispanic-sounding names and obtaining false Hispanic identities, learning to speak Spanish and pretending to be Hispanic."
One hundred thirteen Border Patrol officers have been killed in the line of duty according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Estimates show that the United States spent over $100 billion on services for illegal aliens in 2010.
This does not sound like a safe and secure border. These few statistics represent only a fraction of the problems we face because of an unsecured border.
For these reasons and many more, your contribution is vital for the security of our great nation. When you contribute to this project, you will receive an official numbered certificate from the State of Arizona thanking you for your support.
John F. Kennedy spoke the famous words, "...ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."
It is at this time in our country's history that you can do your part to help make America safe for future generations. We as a nation can once again show the world the resolve and the can-do spirit of the American people.
Your donation is greatly needed and appreciated. Thank you and may God continue to bless the United States of America!
Senator Steve Smith - Arizona
Author of Senate Bill 1406
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