October 26, 2006: President George W. Bush signs the Secure Fence Act while surrounded by lawmakers, including Ralph Basham, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. The Act procured $1.2 billion to finance the fence, and though not all 700 miles have been complete, there is consistent pressure in Congress to finish what the Act started.
Hewitt, Kimberlee. President Bush Signs Secure Fence Act. Digital image. White House Archives. White House – President George W. Bush, 26 Oct. 2006. Web. 23 Oct. 2015.