10/10/2008

Texas Border Coalition says fence not needed

By Brandi Grissom, Austin Bureau
The El Paso Times

AUSTIN — Illegal border crossings in Texas have dropped dramatically — 75 percent in the El Paso sector alone — in the past four years, a decrease that proves the $2 billion border fence between Mexico and the United States is a not needed, a coalition of border leaders said Wednesday.

"In Texas, we are securing the border with more Border Patrol and smarter enforcement," said Eagle Pass Mayor Chad Foster, chairman of the Texas Border Coalition. "We don't need a fence."

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