Daily Border Bulletin: In Arizona Santorum Closes Gap, Mexico Billboard to US: No More Weapons!, U.S. tightens grip on remote Mexico border areas

Mitt Romney crushing the field in Arizona a week ago has now seen his polling advantage diminish drastically with only 2 weeks left until voting.  A billboard in Mexico made from pieces of crushed weapons flowing from the United States to Mexico implores the United States Government to stop the flow of assault weapons into their country. Finally the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is currently refurbishing barriers in remote border areas.

In Arizona Santorum Closes Gap Mitt Romney crushing the field in Arizona a week ago has now seen his polling advantage diminish drastically with only 2 weeks left until voting. “With less than two weeks before voters head to the polls for the Feb. 28 primaries, Romney leads in Arizona and Santorum leads in Michigan, but neither candidate has been able to pull away from the other.  Mitt Romney is at 39 percent in Arizona, followed by Santorum at 31 percent, according to the latest survey from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul close out the field at 15 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

Mexico Billboard to US: No More Weapons! A billboard in Mexico made from pieces of crushed weapons flowing from the United States to Mexico implores the United States Government to stop the flow of assault weapons into their country. ” That is the message to the United States from none other than Mexico’s president, Felipe Calderon. It’s emblazoned on a  billboard made with crushed firearms and placed near the U.S. border. Calderon is pleading with the United States to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico. The billboard, which is in English and weighs 3 tons, was placed near an international bridge in Ciudad Juarez and can be seen from the United States. Calderon said the billboard’s letters were made with weapons seized by local, state and federal authorities.”

U.S. tightens grip on remote Mexico border areas – The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is currently refurbishing barriers in remote border areas, “U.S. authorities have upgraded six miles of border fencing in a remote Arizona ranching town with a taller barrier that will be tougher to breach, in the latest effort to tighten their grip on the isolated stretches of the Mexico border. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said it has replaced outdated panel fencing that carved across the southern reach of Douglas, in the far southeast corner of Arizona, with an 18-foot-tall bollard and steel-mesh fence design.”

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