Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Immigration Update: The Fall of the Great Wall of Boeing

Instead of enforcing laws that have wasted billions of our dollars, caused thousands of deaths, and contributed significantly to the stagnation of our wages over the past 30 years, why not try enforcing laws that actually help us?

by David L. Wilson, MRZine
March 23, 2010

On March 16, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that she was cutting millions of dollars from SBInet, a high-tech "virtual fence" that Boeing Co. has been developing for use along the U.S. border with Mexico. Her announcement came just two days before the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) was scheduled to issue a report on the possibility that this electronic monitoring system "will ultimately not perform as expected and will take longer and cost more than necessary to implement."

SBInet is part of the Secure Border Initiative (SBI), a project the Homeland Security Department launched in November 2005 "to secure America's borders and reduce illegal migration." [...]

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