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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