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President Bush signed a bill Thursday authorizing 700 miles of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to give Republican candidates a pre-election platform for asserting they're tough on illegal immigration. ...

''We have a responsibility to enforce our laws,'' he said. ''We have a responsibility to secure our borders. We take this responsibility serious.'' ...

''A fence will slow people down by a minute or two, but if you don't have the agents to stop them it does no good. We're not talking about some impenetrable barrier,'' T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing Border Patrol agents, said Wednesday.

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