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Writing Y or N is not necessary nor is ranking necessary. This allows you to reject individual paragraphs or allows you to rank your Yes or No based on your favorability towards each paragraph.
Submitting without any Y(es) or N(o) or ranking is perfectly fine.
Rankings will be posted along with names.
The 15 Sister City Plans as recognized under the Border 2020 Program:
Region 9 Sister-City Plans:
San Diego, California - Tijuana, Baja California (Updated 2013)
Calexico (Imperial County), California - Mexicali, Baja California (Signed 2005, currently being updated)
Yuma-San Luis, Arizona - San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora (Signed 2000, currently being updated)
Nogales, Arizona - Nogales, Sonora (Signed 2005, currently being updated)
Naco (Cochise County), Arizona - Naco, Sonora (Signed 2002, currently being updated)
Douglas, Arizona - Agua Prieta, Sonora (Signed 2001, currently being updated)
Tohono O'Odham Nation - State of Arizona - Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico (Pending approval of plan)
Region 6 Sister-City Plans:
Columbus, New Mexico - Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua (Signed 2002)
El Paso, Texas - Cuidad Juárez, Chihuahua - Sunland Park, New Mexico - Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (Signed 2007, Updated 2009)
Presidio, Texas - Ojinaga, Chihuahua (Signed 2004, Updated 2013)
Del Rio, Texas - Cuidad Acuña, Coahuila (Signed 2001, Updated 2013)
Eagle Pass, Texas - Piedras Negras, Coahuila (Signed 1998, Updated 2013)
Laredo, Texas - Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas (Signed 1998)
McAllen, Texas - Reynosa, Tamaulipas (Signed 2000)
Browsnville, Texas - Matamoros, Tamaulipas (Signed 2002, Pending final signatures by parties)
Additionally, you can use the paragraph numbers and write Y to support or N to not support that individual paragraph on your hard copy submission.
You can rank the first five Y or N. 5 Yes and 5 No.
For example, write Y1 next to the paragraph number if you agree and rank it the most favorable for paragraph 3.7
Build This Wall Pledge
1.0 Elected Office
1.1- In the capacity of a Border Mayor, Federal legislature, or State Governor, I pledge to promote the use of economic development to help solve an urban and rural border security problem along the U.S. - Mexico Border Region.
2.0 Urban Border Wall
2.1 - Urban Border security can be solved with a combination of border walls, fences, glass screening, raised platforms, cleared land, or other structures architecturally designed and approved by Homeland Security, which all combinations are to both promote (2.1a) physical security as well as(2.1b) civic use. Some necessary walls may even encircle (Circle Wall) precious borderland assets or private land. Urban centers submit the kind of combination protective wall they desire based on security expert design and recommendations submitted to Homeland Security (security protocols) and 2nd organization (development and civic use protocols) for approval.
2.2 - Urban Border Security for civic use can be enhanced with electronic surveillance systems - CCTV, lighting, drones, AI, and improved border centralized resources such as the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) located within a Military Reservation as part of transferred Homeland Security permanent funding and resources. Other resource transfer can involve FBI, CIA, and National Security Agency. EPIC takes on a new role of civic use border monitoring, leveraging the expertise in joint law enforcement agency cooperation across the entire USA / Mexico border. Federal police will patrol with city police.
2.3 - Urban Border security requires both sides of the border to build an Urban Border wall so there are two protective barriers, patrolled by both nations, and used for civic purposes. Both the USA and Mexico governments help pay for their Urban Border wall. Private enterprise helps pay the cost of an overall development of this borderland to take advantage of the civic use and maintain a tax base to pay for city police.
3.0 Rural Border Wall
3.1 - Rural Border security can be enhanced with a new clean front line away from the border between Mexico / USA consisting of a remote fence and interstate highway running the entire east and west in northern Mexico. The Mexico / USA border is a crossing point for consumption into interior USA and supply from interior Mexico. Thus the line of defense is an arbitrary line along the Mexico / USA border.
3.2 - Another strategically based arbitrary line of defense can therefore be move further south.
3.3 - Expanded economic opportunity from transportation link will expand the tax base which will pay for this highway and maintenance of this rural fence. Economic opportunities will be available for mass use of open land along the northern side of the fence by way of farming, solar or wind farms, oil and gas exploration, and any economic activity that polices their property and requires few people to stay there on a permanent basis.
3.4 - All new enforcement will be met at this new frontier line and asylum cases will be processed in towns near north / south entry points of the east / west frontier highway.
3.5 - No towns can be within 5 miles of the frontier highway.
3.6 - A zone will exist between the new frontier fence / highway and Mexico / USA borderlands. Persons prosecuted for committing illegal acts related to cross border activity crimes will not be allowed to live in this zone.
3.7 - Mexico pays for the frontier highway and fence as part of a negotiated advantageous NAFTA trade in return for USA access to create jobs in northern Mexico as a protected US based small business entrepreneur class using USA federal regulations and programs available in the USA but expanded into northern Mexico. This includes most industries.
Name ________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________________
Capacity as a _____________________________________________________ Date ______________________________
bc-FRM-201 Effective Date Jan 6 2019
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