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(b) (6)
RE: Fence alignment ? Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:59:52 PM

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From: (b) (6) Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:58 PM To: (b) (6) Subject: RE: Fence alignment ? I don’t know how you would want to phrase it but building fence before the cane eradication is complete would be a waste of tax payer’s money. The fence would have to be torn down and rebuilt again if built prior to clearing the cane. Fencing is still a requirement of the Laredo Sector but due to the status of the EIS, fence construction in this area under the time restraints of the PF225 is not feasible.

From: (b) (6) Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:45 PM To: PAGAN, DAVID G.- HQ; (b) (6) Subject: Re: Fence alignment ?

The only thing I think you could add (and you do hint to it already) is that fencing may be included in the future if warranted. It just wasn't a high enough priority to include it in this 370 mile project. Something along those lines. (b) (6) ----- Original Message ----From: PAGAN, DAVID G.- HQ To: (b) (6) Sent: Thu Mar 27 13:41:21 2008 Subject: RE: Fence alignment ? The City's Downtown Development Director. Loren and (b) met with him and a developer when they were (6) down there 2 weeks ago. I've met with him a couple of times. -----Original Message----From: (b) (6) Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 1:40 PM To: PAGAN, DAVID G.- HQ; (b) (6) Subject: Re: Fence alignment ? Who is he? ----- Original Message ----From: PAGAN, DAVID G.- HQ To: (b) (6) Sent: Thu Mar 27 13:34:29 2008 Subject: Fence alignment ?

I need to get an answer back to Brownsville on why Laredo isn't getting fence; does this work? (b) (6) ---------------------------------------------

(b) (6)
I understand you were interested in information regarding decisions by CBP re: location of border fencing, specifically Laredo Sector. The general answer re: our decision-making process is found below: Proposed fence locations were determined through operational assessments made by the local U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agents and Chiefs, based on illegal cross-border activity and the Border Patrol’s extensive field experience in the areas. Four main factors contribute to fence location decisions: (1) the initial Border Patrol operational assessments; (2) engineering assessments, which include the cost to construct; (3) environmental assessments; and (4) input from stakeholders. Each of these steps is a standard element of the planning process that enables DHS to make informed decisions in deploying fence as operationally required. Regarding Laredo, current operational assessments do not indicate that fencing for this area on the list of priority projects within the 370 miles of fencing to be installed by the end of 2008. CBP is continuing to explore options to clear invasive species along the river in that area. I hope this is information is helpful to you. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Thank (b) David (6)

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