Scaling the border fence
Just how much of a deterrent is the "danged fence" anyway? Here's a video that shows two girls climbing to the top in just a few seconds.
The clip was shot by Roy Germano, a documentary filmmaker who produced "The Other Side of Immigration (trailer below)."
Germano posted the clip on YouTube, saying:
Since the mid-1990s, the US has built fencing at various points along the southern border in an attempt to deter would-be immigrants from Mexico. Building the fence isn't cheap. On average, each mile of border fence costs US taxpayers about $4 million to build and will cost another $6.5 billion over the next 20 years to repair and maintain.
Are we getting our money's worth? Is the border fence an effective deterrent? To find out, I asked two young women—both only about 5'5"—to see if they could climb the wall. Check it out...