What fence? Rep. Jason Chaffetz tours Mexican border

http://twitter.com/#!/jasoninthehouse/status/319206225743073280

It was just last week that Arizona Sen. John McCain toured the U.S.-Mexico border, where he watched a woman climb an 18-foot border fence. This week it’s Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s turn to tour the border, but as he illustrated with photos, the “path to citizenship” has handrails, and not all fences are 18 feet high.

On the border near Yuma twitter.com/jasoninthehous…

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 3, 2013

@jasoninthehouse Wow that’s a pretty secure border fence…NOT!

— Ed(@EDinCali) April 3, 2013

@jasoninthehouse looks like the entrance to Campground USA

—Scott Peters (@ottogo59) April 3, 2013

@jasoninthehouse How many leaps does it take for a US Congressman to leap a ‘high security’ border fence?

— Longbranch Saloon (@Delmonicos_OK) April 3, 2013

@jasoninthehouse What ever happened to the 700 mile double layer border fence?No amnesty Jason! #SHAMNESTY

— Thomas Marchetti (@Ryanexpress77) April 3, 2013

If you think that fence is inadequate, you ain’t seen nothing yet. So, here are some pictures of nothing.

No fence on this part of the border. It is a walkway and stairs. twitter.com/jasoninthehous…

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 3, 2013

Don’t let McCain see those stairs; the country just can’t afford to be building escalators at the border right now.

No fence. You can walk across the border, with handrails twitter.com/jasoninthehous…

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 3, 2013

As Chaffetz tweeted, problems at the border aren’t limited to Mexico.

At Eloy ICE detention facility in Arizona. 1,493 inmates, 900+ “OTM”. (Other than Mexican) twitter.com/jasoninthehous…

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 2, 2013

CBP just apprehended 9 Romanians crossing the border about 3 miles. This is the USA-Mexico border

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 3, 2013

Update:

More from Chaffetz:

Agent patrolling Buttercup Valley on the border twitter.com/jasoninthehous…

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 3, 2013

Only way for CBP to patrol this part of the border is by ATV. twitter.com/jasoninthehous…

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 3, 2013

At San Luis I port coming into the US. About 16-20,000 passengers per day twitter.com/jasoninthehous…

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 3, 2013

Dogs & handlers do detection at border port. No whole body imaging machines, thank goodness. Fan of dogs twitter.com/jasoninthehous…

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 3, 2013

Want to find bombs, drugs, currency, etc?DOGS and behavioral profiling. What the TSA should be doing more of twitter.com/jasoninthehous…

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) April 3, 2013