Congress hit with 10,000 bricks in campaign to build fence along entire southern border
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Tuesday May 30, 2006
Over 10,000 bricks have been mailed to Senate and Houses offices in a campaign to support the construction of a fence along the entire southern border to prevent illegal immigration, reports The New York Times in its Wednesday edition, RAW STORY has found.
Examples of bricks painted with messages such as "Good fences make good neighbors" and "Stop the invasion!" can be viewed at the Website for the Send A Brick Project (link).
Excerpts from the article written by Carl Hulse:
Advocates of tougher border security have sent thousands of bricks to Senate and House offices in recent weeks to make a none-too-subtle point with lawmakers about where many of their constituents come down on emerging immigration bills.
Leaders of the campaign, which has delivered an estimated 10,000 bricks since it began in April, said they hit on the idea as a way to emphasize the benefits of a fence along the border with Mexico.
As the bricks landed in congressional mailrooms and cramped offices, the effort has been applauded in some offices while drawing a bemused response elsewhere.
"Given the approval ratings of Congress these days, I guess we should all be grateful the bricks are coming through the mail, not the window," said Dan Pfeiffer, a spokesman for Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind.
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