Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 7 years ago

when was the first border between mexico and us built ?


the first one that wasn't even a actually border the one that was just a little fence ?


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    The United States Border Patrol (USBP) first began erecting barriers in 1990 to deter illegal entries and drug smuggling in its San Diego sector. The ensuing 14 mile-long San Diego “primary fence” formed part of the USBP’s “Prevention Through Deterrence” strategy, which called for reducing unauthorized migration by placing agents and resources directly on the border along population centers in order to deter would-be migrants from entering the country. In 1996, Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act which, among other things, explicitly gave the Attorney General (now the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security) broad authority to construct barriers along the border and authorized the construction of a secondary layer of fencing to buttress the completed 14 mile primary fence.

    Construction of the secondary fence stalled due to environmental concerns raised by the California Coastal Commission.


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