A conservative grassroots group opposed to current immigration reform efforts in the Senate is to begin a national television ad campaign Wednesday calling attention to the 700-mile border fence approved by Congress last year but yet to be built.
Grassfire.org is asking Congress to “abandon its reckless amnesty agenda” by opposing the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act. Grassfire.org identifies itself as a “conservative, pro-family and pro-faith” organization comprising “hundreds of thousands of citizens.”
Ron De Jong, communications director for Grassfire.org, told Cybercast News Service on Tuesday that before lawmakers “march on” to the next bill, they need to address last year’s bill authorizing a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“They okayed a 700-mile fence last year, and they have not made good on their word,” he said. “There is an agenda underway here to not enforce the borders.”
De Jong called it “obscene” that roughly two miles of fencing has been built over the last year.
Let’s face it, they’ve been lying to us from the gitgo! We can pay for a 3 mile long fence, built in just a few months, yet even with people around the country volunteering to help build it, we can’t get more than 2 bloody miles built? Excuse me, but WTF is wrong with THIS picture?
“They really have no intention of building the fence,” he said. “Through this ad, we’ve basically called them out on that.”
The “Where’s the Fence?” ads feature three elderly ladies searching for – and not finding – the fence Congress pledged to build at the border – a take-off on the 1984 Wendy’s hamburger ad campaign featuring actress Clara Peller asking, “Where’s the beef?”
Yes, where exactly is that fence? I do believe it’s time for every single elected official in D.C. to be replaced with people who actually give a crap about this nation, and her citizens!