Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Virtual Boondoggle

Paul Hodes' proposed solution to address illegal immigration, a virtual fence along our southern broder, doesn't work:

TUCSON, Ariz. - A $20 million prototype of the government's highly touted "virtual fence" on the Arizona-Mexico border is being scrapped because the system is failing to adequately alert Border Patrol agents to illegal crossings, officials said.

The move comes just two months after Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced his approval of the fence built by The Boeing Co. The fence consists of nine electronic surveillance towers along a 28-mile section of border southwest of Tucson.

Hattip: Steve Smith

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