In "Bush and Co.'s Immigration Policy:Circling the Wagons and Building Walls: RON JACOBS notes:
As for that wall. Although it is currently only about twenty miles long, there is pressure to have it run the entire length of the US-Mexico border. Estimated costs of this construction run from $851 million to over $2 billion. Of course, there would be ongoing maintenance cost as well and innumerable other charges as yet unmentioned. Besides the costs associated with the wall, the hypocrisy of the so-called leader of the free world building a wall to keep out others is only too obvious.
The 2007 Transborder Library Forum (FORO) Program Planning Committee is pleased to invite original proposals for Papers, Workshops, Round Tables, and Poster Sessions that support this year's theme and FORO objectives; as well as volunteers willing to moderate Plenary and Concurrent Sessions for the 2007 FORO, hosted by Arizona State University Libraries February 20-24, 2007 in Tempe, Arizona.FORO, the Transborder Library Forum, is a volunteer organization that cultivates a venue for the cooperative exchange of ideas, and the discussion of experiences and efforts concerning the provision of library services in the border regions between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.
It's a lamentable development and more evidence of a step backward in bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States," said Inti Munoz, a spokesman for House lawmakers from the leftist Democratic Revolution Party. "The construction of a wall and the militarization of the border are signs that speak of the absolute failure and lack of Mexican foreign policy."