Argument: A 700-mile fence is only the first step in securing the whole southern border
- Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) in Senate cloture debate on H.R. 6061 9/20/06 - "No one suggests that building a fence is the entire solution to the problem. To say we shouldn't do border fencing because it doesn't address everything is ridiculous. Don't let anyone tell you that we can't solve the immigration problem, we can do it."
- George Bush on H.R./26/06 - "The Secure Fence Act is part of our efforts to reform our immigration system. We have more to do."
- White House Fact Sheet on H.R./26/06 - "This act is one part of our effort to reform our immigration system, and we have more work to do...Comprehensive immigration reform begins with securing the border."