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Sunday, May 27, 2007
Hunter: 'Secretary Chertoff is absolutely wrong'

Rep. Hunter on Late Edition, Sunday

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Presidential Candidate Rep. Duncan Hunter, R -California, shot back at Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff over the progress of the immigration border fence Sunday. On CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, the congressman said, "the administration held the border fence back and didn't construct it because...they wanted to couple that with the amnesty so they would have both enforcement and amnesty walking forward at the same time."

Rep. Hunter was responding to Secretary Chertoff's remarks last week on Late Edition. Chertoff said: "We will have 150 miles of fence built by the end of September. What Congressman Hunter is not telling the public, you don't build one mile, then build another mile. You survey the entire area bring your engineers in to level the ground. You make whatever legal arrangements you need to buy the land or acquire the land, then the fence goes up simultaneously."

--CNN Associate Producer Jennifer Burch
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