The Secure Fence Act of 2006 was signed by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2006. The bill authorized the construction of 700 miles of double-reinforced fence in areas where illegal smuggling of drugs and persons were prominent in the southern border of the United States. In addition, the bill appropriated funds for the use of state-of-the-art technology to help the Department of Homeland Security in its efforts to secure and manage the border with Mexico.

Legislative History of the Secure Fence Act of 2006

The bill was introduced by Representative Peter T. King (R-NY) on September 13, 2006. The next day, September 14, 2006, the bill was referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security. The bill was passed in the House of Representatives ...

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