Virtual fences don't work, that is unless you have everyone tagged like you'd do to a dog in an invisible fence system. THEY DON'T WORK. It has been proven time and time again, with failure after failure.
Now the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security, Richard L. Skinner, says that the latest virtual fiasco could run over its $2 billion budget and run as much as $30 billion.
This is what happens when you try to get cute and instead of building a real fence, like the double layer one in Otay-Mesa in San Diego, CA. that works, you try to be politically correct with something. It won't work. It hasn't worked and that is what many lawmakers want. They'd rather throw away $30 billion on something they know won't work instead of building something that would work and cost much less.
The Bush administration's proposal to secure the nation's borders with a high-tech "virtual fence" is likely to cost far more than the $2 billion that industry analysts initially estimated, possibly up to $30 billion, a government watchdog agency warned yesterday.
According to the Homeland Security Department inspector general, the ambitious plan to deploy sensors, cameras and other surveillance technology along 6,000 miles of the borders with Canada and Mexico runs the risk of runaway costs because of poorly defined objectives and a vastly overstretched contracting staff at the department.
The dramatically higher estimates, delivered to House members by Inspector General Richard L. Skinner, injected a new dose of skepticism into the national debate to curb illegal immigration, which has focused in large part on gaining control of the borders.
And that is what they want folks. They want it not to work so they can continue to allow millions of illegal aliens into this country and allow them to stay. They want to be able to say "See we can't stop this problem , so why try?"
It's a sham and you should be angry that they are willing to waste your money to achieve their goals.