The PJ Tatler

Virtual fence actually axed

Remember the Bush-era “virtual fence” that was supposed to beef up border security?  It’s now a virtual project — Napolitano’s Dept of Homeland Security just axed it.

DHS will utilize some of the existing technologies that were found to be useful in what the agency is calling a southwest border security technology plan.

The new plan “will utilize existing, proven technology tailored to the distinct terrain and population density of each border region, including commercially available Mobile Surveillance Systems, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, thermal imaging devices, and tower-based Remote Video Surveillance Systems.” Napolitano added.

Update: Meanwhile, non-virtual bullets fly across the border.