US Border Virtual Fence Scrapped In Texas
Coverage of the U.S. Border issues has slowed to a trickle lately, but a story coming out of Texas shows maybe the Feds are realizing we need another method to secure the border.
KTRH Radio in Houston reports a billion dollar plus plan to build a virtual fence comprised of cameras and surveillance equipment has been scrapped. After shelling out over one billion to cover only 60 miles of the Arizona-Mexico border, Federal officials realize they simply cannot afford to continue the ambitious plan into Texas. While Texas Lawmakers, including State Representative Aaron Pena, are happy the costly plan has been shelved, they probably won’t get the ‘boots on the ground’ approach they want with more Border Patrol and National Guard troops securing the border. The Obama Administration plans to replace the virtual fence with a program utilizing unmanned aerial drones to patrol the areas in both AZ and TX.