Video: Let’s walk through the hole in the border fence

posted at 3:21 pm on July 29, 2013 by Allahpundit

Brandon Darby of Breitbart.com went down to Texas to find out how hard it would be to get past what John McCain once tenderly referred to as “the goddamned fence.” Answer: Pretty hard — except for the giant gaps with no gates that you could drive a truck through.

In those places, it’s pretty easy.

My favorite part is when he comes to the gate in the road and casually steps around it. It’s a comfort to know that you can’t drive across the river when the water’s low and head straight on up through the fence hole. You have to get out and actually walk the last 100 yards or so. That’s what “earned amnesty” means, I guess.


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Nice fence…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM

I like to be in America!

Everything free in America!

~(south)West Side Story

Joe Mama on July 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM

But… it’s more secure than ever! Squishy republicans tell me so.

hawksruleva on July 29, 2013 at 3:28 PM

It takes less time to walk from Mexico and enter the United States illegally than it took Trayvon Martin to return to beat up a man he thought was a gay guy.

batterup on July 29, 2013 at 3:31 PM

“In America the streets are paved with Gold, anything is possible” – 19th Century Immigrant

“In America if you can drop a anchor baby you can get food stamps, a tax credit, Section 8, school lunch programs, free after school care, free college, free medical, free maternity, and free cell phones” – 21st illegal immigrant

Oil Can on July 29, 2013 at 3:32 PM

The Israelis know how to build a fence, maybe we can contract with them to get a proper job done.

Rebar on July 29, 2013 at 3:32 PM

If you like that, check out the northern border. It’s just a smidge better.

dogsoldier on July 29, 2013 at 3:33 PM

No Worries!

Obama will secure the border just as he’s implementing the employer mandate…

Galt2009 on July 29, 2013 at 3:33 PM

D’oh

cmsinaz on July 29, 2013 at 3:34 PM

“In America the streets are paved with Gold, anything is possible” – 19th Century Immigrant

“In America if you can drop a anchor baby you can get food stamps, a tax credit, Section 8, school lunch programs, free after school care, free college, free medical, free maternity, and free cell phones” – 21st illegal immigrant

Oil Can on July 29, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Yes, and some fools in the GOP will work hard for you to be able to vote for more of those benefits.

“What a country!”

Yakov Smirnoff

Galt2009 on July 29, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Careful there. You don’t want to get taken out by any AK47s Holder gave his drug cartel friends.

viking01 on July 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM

John McCain & Marco Rubio’s Ego could never fit through that gap.

portlandon on July 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Build the danged fence!

Mark1971 on July 29, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Sen this to McCain.

jake49 on July 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM

This video gives Rubio an erection.

Pork-Chop on July 29, 2013 at 3:44 PM

100 yards in the heat ain’t easy. It would be cruel not to reward a stroll like that. And lets not forget the BO that one has to endure.

abobo on July 29, 2013 at 3:44 PM

The fence is as sturdy as obama’s credibility.

Schadenfreude on July 29, 2013 at 3:46 PM

You could blow a hole in that with enough firecrackers.

rickv404 on July 29, 2013 at 3:46 PM

That’s what “earned amnesty” means, I guess.

That’s Rubio’s “earnesty” alright.

VorDaj on July 29, 2013 at 3:47 PM

With defunding Obamacare and what else not getting our attention, it’s important that we keep our eye on preventing the Rubio amnesty now. What Ryan is up to is no good. We got to stop Ryan!

And: stop with the autoplay videos! (ok, if possible)
Some people are on data plans and must avoid video in most cases as they eat tons of data. Last night I had headphones on, I went to qotd and I was up and about doing other things, but I kept hearing a very light kind of talking noise, and I thought it could be the neighbors.
But no. It turned out it was an auto play video, that just automatically kept rolling on to new videos, and it had been playing for 45 minutes. Talk about a waste of band width! Fortunately, at this time I’m constrained by a data plan, but sometimes it’s different! Why does no one listen?

anotherJoe on July 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Things to Do

Add dredging to boarder security.

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Nice fence…

OmahaConservative on July 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Once the EIR has been filed, the replacement section meets federal standards and the appropriation for it still is available, installation will be scheduled for sometime in 2042.

hawkeye54 on July 29, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Things to Do

Add dredging to boarder security.

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Add to dredging:: Requisition about two dozen ‘gators.

hawkeye54 on July 29, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Under Rubio’s amnesty bill, that large fence gap would be filled with 25 revolving turnstiles, water stations, and voter registration kiosks.

portlandon on July 29, 2013 at 3:53 PM

Besides the missing section, the fence also seems to be missing electrified razor wire at the top.

hawkeye54 on July 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Under Rubio’s Amnesty law, a smooth asphault path will be paved from the shore to the gate, with hand rails and handicap access.

John McCain’s Amnesty addition would be for a large pedestrian bridge to be built across the river.

portlandon on July 29, 2013 at 3:56 PM

What, no cafe with free food and misters to cool them off just beyond the fence, followed by free air-conditioned transportation to their destinations of choice?

No guide to American free stuff in Spanish being handed out on arrival? No fake drivers’ licenses being distributed with a photographer at the ready?

And why aren’t ladders installed on the rest of the fence to help them over?? You mean they have to actually find this opening instead of arriving wherever they please?

Slackers.

Opinionator on July 29, 2013 at 3:58 PM

That’s all fine and dandy for Texas but I’ve been to parts of Arizona that only have a 3 or 4 strand barbed wire fence if that along the border. Which might explain why the Tucson sector of Border patrol is generally the most active for crossings.

chemman on July 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

hawkeye54 on July 29, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Lemme write that down.

Cindy Munford on July 29, 2013 at 4:02 PM

jake49 on July 29, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Since McCain lives in the Greater Phoenix area I doubt he has been to any area with an unsecured border. BP would give him tours where the best security is.

chemman on July 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Which might explain why the Tucson sector of Border patrol is generally the most active for crossings.

chemman on July 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM

There’s no river to cross here; just desert. There are lots of places on the AZ border with no fence or gate. The illegals just stroll right in.

AZCoyote on July 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Put some alligators in the river. They might eat a cow or two, but should help keep critters from trying to cross I should think.

Neo on July 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM

hawkeye54 on July 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM

But it probably has sensors that when triggered a boots on the ground agent can get to in a couple of hours.

chemman on July 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM

If you build it, they will come.

xdwall on July 29, 2013 at 4:07 PM

AZCoyote on July 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Tell me about it. I hear all the horror stories from one of my progeny that works for BP on the border in the Tucson sector.

chemman on July 29, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I want the illegals out of this country! The way to discourage illegals is to dry up the jobs. It means harsh fines for people who hire illegals. I couldn’t give a damn about this stupid fence. In my more paranoid moments, I think this fence was just dreamed up so that nothing effective would be done to end illegal immigration.

thuja on July 29, 2013 at 4:14 PM

My son worked on this project. After years of trying to get some funding assistance for the flood levies along the Rio Grande the agency (IBC I think is their acronym out of Brownsville or McAllen) overseeing that effort teamed with the DHS during the Bush years to improve the levees and set fences on top of it in some places and crossing them in others. After spending millions regrading the levees and building the fences the USACE told them NOT to install the gates on order of DHS. They couldn’t believe it.

The project was overseen by USACE out of El Paso 1200 miles away too.

DanMan on July 29, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Ah! The Bill authorizing the fence didn’t mention gates.

The fence is magnificent, though.

BobMbx on July 29, 2013 at 4:22 PM

You have to get out and actually walk the last 100 yards or so. That’s what “earned amnesty” means, I guess.

Your witty bon mots crack me up, AP. Which helps to balance the depressing feeling that “securing the border” is, and always will be, just sound-bite nonsense.

KS Rex on July 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Put some alligators in the river. They might eat a cow or two, but should help keep critters from trying to cross I should think.

Neo on July 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Wait for “Sharknado 3: The Crossing”

dissent555 on July 29, 2013 at 4:51 PM

The next best thing would be to have Napalatano saying ” The border is the most secure EVAR “.

TX-96 on July 29, 2013 at 4:51 PM

You have to get out and actually walk the last 100 yards or so. That’s what “earned amnesty” means, I guess.

You know, there’s a fortune just waiting to be made…renting golf carts to carry the “undocumented Americans” that last 100 yards.

“Arrive in style, amigos!”

Solaratov on July 29, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Wow! Did you see how fast the Border Patrol arrived? That guy must of tripped a bunch of sensors – and whammo! Those BP agents were swarming around him before he could say American citizen. Impressive!/

Hill60 on July 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Christopher Columbus spoke some Spanish

DarkCurrent on July 29, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I like to be in America!

Everything free in America!

~(south)West Side Story

Joe Mama on July 29, 2013 at 3:27 PM

“..everyone there will have moved here..”

The War Planner on July 29, 2013 at 6:12 PM

And the reason why this is worthy of a HotAir blog post is…….?

Don’t think there are is anything new or surprising here.

lonestarleeroy on July 29, 2013 at 6:13 PM

It sure would be a lot better if they had a “welcome amigos” sign along with a terminal where they could sign up for Obamacare, EBT cards, a HUD application, school application, etc.

I suspect it is those nasty, racist Repubicrats that are keeping that from happening. Shame on them.

Mo_mac on July 29, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Yeah, so the autoplay commercials need to stop or I won’t bother reading this stuff. The commercials on the sidebars are enough. The video commercial playing before the video that enticed me here have got to stop. My blood pressure can’t take it.

Know It All on July 29, 2013 at 8:00 PM

No help for Benghazi but anything to import more of dem special voters.

losarkos on July 29, 2013 at 8:46 PM

And the reason why this is worthy of a HotAir blog post is…….?

Don’t think there are is anything new or surprising here.

lonestarleeroy on July 29, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Because somebody at Breitbart cared enough to put his boots on the ground and report on it. What have you done new or surprising, “lee roy”?

RushBaby on July 29, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Video: Let’s walk through the hole in the border fence

John McCain once tenderly referred to as “the goddamned fence.”

…like the greeters at Wall
Mart…Senator Senile would…and should retire to be a greeter at the border!

KOOLAID2 on July 29, 2013 at 9:40 PM