De-Fence, De-Fence

March 18, 2010 01:27

The government puts the brakes on a problem-plagued “virtual” fence on our border with Mexico. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned kind? If ever there was a shovel-ready project, this is it.

IBD Editorials continues:

The much-ballyhooed “virtual” fence that was supposed to monitor and control illegal immigration doesn’t work and is being scrapped as we evaluate alternatives and rely on existing technology.

After years of delay and billions of dollars already spent, Secretary Napolitano on Tuesday halted work on SBInet. The system involves cameras, sensors and radars designed to let a small number of dispatchers watch the border on computer monitors and dispatch Border Patrol agents when and where they were needed.

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