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Border Fence Survey Report

December 10, 2008

The U.S.-Mexico border has been under private aerial surveillance for the past two years. Every sixty days a specially equipped aircraft has flown along the border from Texas to the Pacific Ocean, documenting the construction of the border fence and vehicle barriers. The results of this survey, including surprising findings related to the drug war in Mexico, will be presented at the National Press Club on January 15, 2009.

Entitled, the "The border fence, where is it and does it work?" the presentation will be made by Glenn Spencer, pilot of the aerial surveillance aircraft and president of American Border Patrol, sponsors of the surveillance project, called Operation B.E.E.F. (Border Enforcement Evaluation First).

Spencer will review the recent history of border fence, beginning with the double fence at San Diego and ending with the status of new fencing along the Texas/Mexico border as of December 15th. This will be followed by an analysis of the impact of fencing on border apprehensions.

A special segment of the report called "The light at the end of the tunnel" will show a correlation between increased border security and the escalating drug war in Mexico.

Where: The Holeman Lounge, National Press Club

When: 9 a.m., Thursday, January 15, 2009

Contact: American Border Patrol -- 1-800-600-8642

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