Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Flashback: Democrats claim they will build an real border fence, but in 2011 DHS Janet Napolitano cancelled a virtual border fence...

Gang of Eight Immigration Reform Bill supporters would have us believe Obama, Napolitano and Democrats will build a real fence when the Obama administration unilaterally cancelled building a virtual one. Don't believe it for a minute. Congress mandated a real fence with the Secure fence Act of 2006.  The Obama administration changed 1,300 miles to a virtual fence and then cancelled that half way effort.
(CNN) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday canceled the controversial virtual fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, citing technical problems, cost overruns and schedule delays since its inception in 2005.

The Secure Border Initiative-network, a high-tech surveillance system to reduce border smuggling, so far has cost taxpayers almost $1 billion for two regions in Arizona, covering just 53 miles overall on the 2,000-mile border, according to a homeland security report.
Napolitano announced "a new path forward for security technology" along the border that is tailored to the needs of each region and provides "faster deployment of technology, better coverage, and a more effective balance between cost and capability," she said in a prepared statement.

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