Arizona Newspaper: Border Fence Too High, Illegals Can’t Cross Safely

May 10, 2016
A mainstream Arizona newspaper wrote an article chronicling the hardships that can ensue for illegal immigrants trying to cross over a 14-foot-high primary fence section of the Arizona-Mexico border.

An article titled “Border Fence Jumpers Breaking Bones” includes anecdotes about “several women who broke bones and were treated extensively to healthcare and surgeries at the expense of U.S. taxpayers,” according to

However, the article did not cite the initial purpose for the why “a segmented border security fence exists,” according to The fence “was built largely to stop violent criminals from their routine entering and existing of U.S. communities.”

The article instead contests that the “very nature of a fence is that it poses a difficulty or risk to unauthorized crossings in an area, such as in the recent issue of Barack Obama’s White House raising the height of their fence to keep unwanted people from crossing.”

The article also doesn’t cite the impact of having sections missing from the fence.

“The writer never mentions any lives directly lost as a result of there not being a border fence in most sections, such as when Mexican nationals crossed into the U.S. and murdered father and husband Robert Rosas, a U.S. Border Patrol agent,” reported

To read more about security issues at the U.S. border, click here.

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