U.S. to end “virtual” fence on Mexican border.

President Barack Obama's administration plans to pull the plug on…

President Barack Obama’s administration plans to pull the plug on the troubled “virtual fence” that was meant to better guard stretches of the U.S. border with Mexico, a senior U.S. lawmaker said on Friday.

The project, being run by Boeing Co, has cost approximately $1 billion so far and was meant to pull together video cameras, radar, sensors and other technologies to detect smugglers trying to cross the porous border.

“The SBInet program has been a grave and expensive disappointment since its inception,” Representative Bennie Thompson, the senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, said in a statement, which noted that the Department of Homeland Security was ending the project.

A DHS spokesman had no immediate comment.

Source: Reporting by Jeremy Pelofsky, editing by Chris Wilson for Reuters.

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  • AngryWhiteMale

    Of course there will be no increase in patrol coverage, or any other response to this further “opening the border” as it aligns perfectly with O’Boyo’s “the more the merrier” policies…