Secure Fence Act of 2006

United States Congress act

The Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Pub.L. 109-367) was signed by U.S. President George W. Bush into law in October 26, 2006.


This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. ~ George W. Bush
  • We've deployed thousands of National Guard members to assist the Border Patrol. We've upgraded technology at our borders. We've added infrastructure, including new fencing and vehicle barriers. We're adding thousands of new beds in our detention facilities so we can continue working to end catch and release at our southern border. During the course of my administration we have apprehended and sent home more 6 million people entering our country illegally. And I thank the Border Patrol for their hard work. The Secure Fence Act builds on this progress. The bill authorizes the construction of hundreds of miles of additional fencing along our southern border.
  • Today marks another step forward in making America safer and in stemming the tide of illegal immigration. ... The American people demand border security, and this Republican Congress and President are committed to achieving operational control of the border through an enforcement-first approach.

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