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Arizona taking donations for border fence

$255,000 has been collected, lawmaker says

By Amanda Lee Myers and Jacques Billeaud
Associated Press / November 25, 2011
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Arizona is taking on immigration once again, with state lawmakers collecting donations from the public to put fencing along every inch of the state’s porous Mexican border in a first-of-its-kind effort. The idea came from state Sen. Steve Smith, a Republican who says that people from across the nation have donated about $255,000 to the project since July, when the state launched a fundraising website that urges visitors to “show the world the resolve and the can-do spirit of the American people.’’

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