FILE - In this July 28, 2010 photo, two men illegally cross the border fence separating Nogales, Ariz., and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, Arizona launched a website Wednesday, July 20, 2011, to accept donations to pay for fencing along the Mexico border, and a supporter says the $3.8 million people donated to defend the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law could be just a taste of what to expect. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) The Associated Press FILE In this July 28, 2010 photo, a US border patrol vehicle drives along the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Yuma, Ariz., as seen from the outskirts of San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico. Arizona launched a website Wednesday, July 20, 2011, to accept donations to pay for fencing along the Mexico border, and a supporter says the $3.8 million people donated to defend the state's 2010 immigration enforcement law could be just a taste of what to expect. (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias) The Associated PressCASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has launched a fundraising web site as the first step in a newly authorized project to use private donations and inmate labor to build fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.The buildtheborderfence.com site went live early Wednesday morning and Arizona Senate spokesman Mike Philipsen says the site received 884 online donations totaling just over $39,000 by the end of the afternoon.According to Philipsen, initial online donations ranged from the minimum of $5 to "dozens in the $250 to $500 range.Sen. Steve Smith, a Republican who sponsored the legislation authorizing the fence project, has said his initial goal is to raise $50 million.Smith and other supporters are holding a kickoff event for the fundraising campaign in Casa Grande in the first-term lawmaker's district.



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