Meghashyam Mali
The Hill
September 4, 2011

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) repeated his opposition to a controversial proposal to build a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border while campaigning in New Hampshire.

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“No, I don’t support a fence on the border,” Perry said reports the Associated Press.

“The fact is, it’s 1,200 miles from Brownsville to El Paso. Two things: How long you think it would take to build that? And then if you build a 30-foot wall from El Paso to Brownsville, the 35-foot ladder business gets real good,” he added.

The Texas governor instead proposed using what he termed “strategic fencing” and National Guard troops to control migration and drug trafficking along the border.

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