Do you remember Kevin Costner's blind determination in the movie Field of Dreams to build a baseball field based on the direction of a mysterious voice? Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) has heard a similar voicing stating, "If you build it, they won't come."
He wants a 700-mile wall of pedestrian fencing built along the U.S.-Mexico border –a measure that will harm communities and the environment of the borderlands and do nothing to fix our broken immigration system.
Click here to help to stop this latest attempt to expand on the failed policy of constructing more walls along our SW border.
Sen. DeMint's Amendment, #1399 to the 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, is currently being considered by the congressional conference committee that determines how border and homeland security programs will be funded in the upcoming year. This amendment would irresponsibly waste U.S. taxpayer money by requiring the construction of 700 miles of pedestrian fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Instead of broken, enforcement-only approaches symbolized by the construction of walls, we need sensible, humane legislation that addresses immigration and protection of our borderlands holistically.
We need your help letting Congress know that–despite what Sen. DeMint believes–if you build it, Congress will simply be propping up a strategy that should be struck down.
Click here to email your congressional representatives, asking them to strip the DeMint amendment from the final version of the 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
We are far from alone in recognizing that this amendment is short-sighted and harmful , but wall proponents are loud and organized. We need you to add your voice to ensure this amendment does not become reality!
Let's make sure that Congress realizes our dreams for the Borderlands!