Jul 22, 2012 5:26 PM

No construction yet in Ariz. border fence project

PHOENIX (AP) - Not a single fence post has been erected in the year since Arizona launched its own effort to build a border fence through private contributions.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that fundraising for the project has almost completely dried up and that the $273,000 that has been raised so far is probably not enough to erect one mile of fencing.

A border security advisory committee of the Arizona Legislature hasn't yet gotten the materials it needs to build any fencing and hasn't yet identified the land where the fencing will be built.

And a group that was hired to raise money as part of the fence project hasn't started collecting funds. The federal nonprofit status the group needs for its nationwide fundraising campaign has been pending for a year.


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