Arizona Wants You To Donate To A Border Fence

Posted by | May 8, 2011 22:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

Here is an opportunity for anti-immigrant xenophobes to put their money where their fears are. If you really believe a border fence will keep out all those evil people who want to come here and take jobs away, you can donate to Arizona’s border fence project.

They’ve got a plan that could get a project started using online donations and prison labor. If they get enough money, all they would have to do is get cooperation from landowners and construction could begin as soon as this year.

Gov. Jan Brewer recently signed a bill that sets the state on a course that begins with launching a website to raise money for the work, said state Sen. Steve Smith, the bill’s sponsor.

“We’re going to build this site as fast as we can, and promote it, and market the heck out of it,” said Smith, a first-term Republican senator from Maricopa.

Arizona is already tin cupping its efforts to defend SB1070, the illegal immigration law that may be deemed illegal itself.

Arizona’s existing border security fund is being used to pay for legal costs of defending SB1070 in court, though Brewer’s 2010 executive order creating the fund allows its money to be used for any “border security purpose.” A federal judge has blocked implementation of key parts of SB1070, but Brewer has said she’ll take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.

The fund through Wednesday has received nearly 44,000 donations totaling more than $3.7 million, collected online and through mailed donations since May 2010. Roughly half of the money has been spent, and Brewer spokesman Matthew Benson said the balance is also needed for SB1070-related legal expenses.

So, c’mon you supporters of keeping the bad guys out. Time to pony up to pay for the programs Arizona wants but can’t afford to implement, and for those lawsuits its lawmakers brought about by passing likely illegal legislation.

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By: Alan

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