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Old 02-15-2010, 06:53 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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An ambitious, $6.7 billion government project to secure nearly the entire Mexican border with a "virtual fence" of cameras, ground sensors and radar is in jeopardy after a string of technical glitches and delays.

Having spent $672 million so far with little to show for it, Washington has ordered a reassessment of the whole idea. The outlook became gloomier this week when President Barack Obama proposed cutting $189 million from the venture.


Border fence plagued by glitches, long delays | Immigration | eastvalleytribune.com (http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/150237 - broken link)

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Old 02-15-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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Our government needs to hold Boeing accountable for the glitches and other problems. Afterall, they were the ones contracted to build it.
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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Our government needs to hold Boeing accountable for the glitches and other problems. Afterall, they were the ones contracted to build it.
It was a flawed policy in theory anyways...
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Old 02-15-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: southern california
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virtual fences are like security cameras, gang bangers dont bounce off of them.
real fences however work very well.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Pa
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It was a flawed policy in theory anyways...
Yes because its always better to allow unlimited access to our country. No need to make an effort to restrict who enters. After all we owe the world a free ride.
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Yes because its always better to allow unlimited access to our country. No need to make an effort to restrict who enters. After all we owe the world a free ride.
Why of course we do. Anything less would be “hateful.”
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Pa
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I wonder. Do the open border folks lock their doors at night or when they aren't home? I'm sure only honest hard working folks would be the only ones to go inside, and of course they would never do anything illegal.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I wonder. Do the open border folks lock their doors at night or when they aren't home? I'm sure only honest hard working folks would be the only ones to go inside, and of course they would never do anything illegal.
Now, now, tin. You know pro-illegals suffer from hypocrisitis. They lock their doors because they value their possessions; but, we should leave our borders open because the sovereignty of this country, and national security impede the “natural flow” of illegal foreigners “seeking a better life.” You know, “do as I say, not as I do.”
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:05 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Yes because its always better to allow unlimited access to our country. No need to make an effort to restrict who enters. After all we owe the world a free ride.
If you sell the American people "Snake Oil", and we buy it, we cant complain when it doesnt work.

I've never porposed an Open border, and I dont advocate 2200 miles of US Mexico border fence.

In San Diego, Ca., A proposed 14 mile stretch of physical barrier fence was estimated to cost 1million dollars per mile, the actual cost-10 million per mile. 140 million dollars for 14 miles.

The fence is proposed to cost 6.7 Billion, How many more Border Patrol stations and agents would that buy?
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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If you sell the American people "Snake Oil", and we buy it, we cant complain when it doesnt work.

I've never porposed an Open border, and I dont advocate 2200 miles of US Mexico border fence.

In San Diego, Ca., A proposed 14 mile stretch of physical barrier fence was estimated to cost 1million dollars per mile, the actual cost-10 million per mile. 140 million dollars for 14 miles.

The fence is proposed to cost 6.7 Billion, How many more Border Patrol stations and agents would that buy?
Indeed, how many? It’s infuriating that a border fence is even necessary. If our government would simply enforce our laws, and rescind Birthright Citizenship, illegals would not be enticed to come. After all, who wants to steal from an empty house?
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