Yes, this is a true story and not something from The Nose On Your Face. Mexico says that by making a "Green Wall" by creating an environmental reserve that is 30 feet wide and 600 miles long along Texas border, that illegal aliens will be discouraged from crossing through it and into the US.
Yes, you read that right. You can stop laughing now.
Backers say the "green wall" is meant to protect the Rio Grande from the roads and staging areas that smugglers use to ferry drugs and migrants into the U-S.
The proposed Rio Bravo del Norte Natural Monument would connect two large protected areas south of the river.
When a third nature reserve, known as Ocampo, is created this year, the protected areas in Mexico will form a "wall" of wilderness.
The area would match the Texas Big Bend parks foot-by-foot along the border.
Big Bend National Park superintendent John King says extending protected areas on either side of the border will likely keep the problem from getting worse.
Haha, you know we could put John King in the place of Michael Chertoff, the head of the DHS, and you wouldn't notice any difference in their opinions of what will stop illegal aliens from crossing the border. Both are clueless and have no intentions of addressing this issue with real cures.
No word yet on when President Bush endorses this as an effective action taken against the Mexican government in combating our illegal immigration problem, but I would expect a press release from the White House by next week.
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