According to Mrs. Clinton Donald Trump’s idea for a border wall is racism. But as you can see in the video below, less than a year ago that she was bragging about how she voted to build a border fence between the U.S. and Mexico. At another time she accused Mexico of pushing its people up toward the U.S..
PROOF that #CrookedHillary voted for building a wall.
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Video H/T: Constitution.com
The fence Hillary was bragging about in the November 2015 video from was not like a fence between two suburban neighbor’s houses.
Hillary supported a fence consisting of 700 miles of double layered fencing with barbed-wire on top and around it, and room for a security vehicle to patrol between the layers, monitored by electronic equipment. Except for 36 miles of the seven-hundred-mile fence, what was eventually built is only slightly better than no fence at all.
The Secure Fence Act was introduced on Sept. 13, 2006 by Rep Peter King (R-NY) and passed Congress on a bi-partisan basis. In the House of Representatives, the Fence Act passed 283 -138 on September 14, 2006. On September 29, 2006, the Fence Act passed in the Senate 80 -19. Ms. Clinton voted to pass the bill. Perhaps she voted for the fence because she believed that double layered fencing is not racist, only walls.
The Secure Fence Act of 2006’s goal was to help secure America’s borders to decrease illegal entry, drug trafficking, and security threats by building 700 miles (1,100 km) of double layered fencing lined with other physical barriers along the Mexico-United States border. Additionally, the law authorized more vehicle barriers, checkpoints, and lighting as well as authorizing the Department of Homeland Security to increase the use of advanced technology such as cameras, satellites, and unmanned aerial vehicles to reinforce infrastructure at the border. It’s ten years since the bill passed and very little of it has been build– most of it during the Bush Administration.
According to the text of the bill, the fence was supposed to be built “in border area from Pacific Ocean to Gulf of Mexico.”
This is how the bill describes the fence:
Reinforced fencing: In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide for least 2 layers of reinforced fencing, the installation of additional physical barriers, roads, lighting, cameras, and sensors
A similar fence was built in Israel. Very little of the Israeli separation barrier erected to keep out terrorists is a wall, most of the 400 mile barrier which has received so much international scorn is a two layered fence like the picture below. The fence has served its purpose, in 2002, the year before construction started, 457 Israelis were murdered; in 2009, 8 Israelis were killed. The reason it has been effective is not simply the fence itself, but how it’s guarded and patrolled. And that’s what will make our fence along the Mexican border work.
Of the almost 700 miles of fencing, DHS reports there are currently 36.3 miles of double-layered fencing, as the bill required, the kind with enough gap that you can drive a vehicle between the layers.
But the majority of the fencing erected has been made from vehicle barriers with single-layer pedestrian fencing, the kind of barriers that are designed to stop vehicles rather than people. This barrier wouldn’t stop a child.
The design specifications vary, depending on geography and climate characteristics, but according to the Customs and Border Patrol website, those include ‘post on rail’ steel set in concrete; steel picket-style fence set in concrete; vehicle bollards similar to those found around federal buildings; ‘Normandy; vehicle fence consisting of steel beams; and concrete jersey walls with steel mesh.
Back in 2006 the people of the U.S. were promised a border fence. In a rare correct decision Hillary Clinton voted to build the fence. The lack of the fence is one of the reasons Americans do not trust the government. Hillary Clinton did not vote for what we ended up with, “a pedestrian fence in some place, a vehicle fence in other places,” she voted for a 700 mile obstruction that if it was built there would be no need for Donald Trump’s wall. As Secretary of State, she ignored the fact that the fence she voted for wasn’t built. And now as candidate she she is calling an obstruction like the one she voted for “racist.” Perhaps the American people would have gotten the fence if we gave money to the Clinton Foundation.