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RECORD NUMBER: 16 OF 20
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The fence = (La Barda) /|
|Publisher||HBO Documentary Films,|
|Subjects||United States--Emigration and immigration--Government policy. ; Immigration enforcement--Mexican-American Border Region. ; Border patrols--Mexican-American Border Region. ; Border security--Mexican-American Border Region. ; Mexican-American Border Region--Security measures. ; National security--Mexican-American Border Region. ; Drug traffic--Mexican-American Border Region. ; North America--Mexican-American Border Region.|
|Additional Subjects||United States.--Secure Fence Act of 2006--Influence.|
|Collation||1 videodisc (approximately 36 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
Originally broadcast on television in 2009.
Design -- Background -- Terrorism -- Drug smuggling -- Illegal immigration. In 2006, the U.S. government built the Southern U.S. Border Barrier, a fence that stretches only 700 miles of the 2000 plus miles comprising the U.S.-Mexican border to help contain the illegal immigration issue, at a cost of three years and three billion dollars. Kennedy investigates the impact of the fence and some of its unforeseen consequences. Through candid interviews with border guards, ranchers, environmentalists, she asked the question: Was it worth it?