Sunday, February 21, 2010

It Has Begun. Obama Cuts Border Security in Proposed Budget

President Bush doubled the number of border agents in order to improve national security in the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Now, President Obama plans to reduce that number by attrition according to his new budget proposal. If you think the gap will be covered by the new 'virtual fence,' think again. Obama is cutting funds for that program too. Open borders anyone?

Obama’s proposed budget cut also would eliminate $226 million that had been allocated for an electronic “virtual fence” system along the border. Known as “SBInet,” the strategy is to install cameras, radar and sensors to detect humans and contraband coming into the U.S...

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