Congressman Asking For Halt To Border Fence

POSTED: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 6:27am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:23pm

Two local congressman are taking new steps to try to stop construction of the border fence.

Silvestre Reyes, Ciro Rodriguez, and other members of the U.S. House asked President Barack Obama to halt construction now.

The lawmakers say fence supporters failed to consider the objections of local communities and border patrol chiefs.

Work on the 600 mile fence is nearly completed.

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