Friday, September 12, 2008

Virtual Fence for Mexico Border Is Put Off

U.S. to Turn Focus to Physical Barrier as Boeing Struggles
By August Cole, Wall Street Journal
September 10, 2008

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is putting off plans for a virtual fence being built by Boeing Co. along the Mexico border and instead will focus on getting a physical fence in place as it tries to implement a border-security plan that is already late and over budget.

Both the virtual and the physical fences were the anchors of a 2005 Bush administration plan called the Secure Border Initiative. But the plan to secure the U.S.-Mexico border has been plagued by cost overruns and delays and has come in for withering criticism from Congress. [...]

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