Congress Approves 700-Mile Border Fence The Senate on Friday night approved the construction of a 700-mile-long barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, defying President Bush's call for comprehensive immigration reform. Republicans pushed hard to pass the legislation before recessing for the midterm-election campaign break. NPR's Scott Simon discusses how Congress wrapped things up with NPR's David Welna.

Congress Approves 700-Mile Border Fence

The Senate on Friday night approved the construction of a 700-mile-long barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, defying President Bush's call for comprehensive immigration reform. Republicans pushed hard to pass the legislation before recessing for the midterm-election campaign break. NPR's Scott Simon discusses how Congress wrapped things up with NPR's David Welna.