Democrats To "Revisit" Building Fence
Source: Washington Times
Democrats to 'revisit' law creating border fenceWe won't actually be catching or stopping any illegal aliens but by God we will have some beautiful photos of them entering our country.
Democrats will look again at the legislation mandating 698 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border and might seek to scrap the plan altogether when they take control of Congress next year.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat, told reporters this week that he expected to "revisit" the issue when he becomes chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee in the 110th Congress.
Mr. Thompson said the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) new border enforcement program, known as the Secure Border Initiative or SBI Net -- which includes monitors, cameras and other integrated surveillance systems -- is a viable alternative to fencing.
"We might do away with it, or look at [integrating it into] SBI Net," he said. "A virtual fence rather than a real one."
President Bush and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff have voiced similar concerns about building the fence.
DHS spokesman Russ Knocke told United Press International that in remote border areas, "virtual fencing ... is more advantageous," whereas "traditional fencing has a core role in our border security strategy ... especially in urban areas."
"We're optimistic that working with Congress we'll get the flexibility to integrate traditional fencing into a seamless, high-tech border security system," Mr. Knocke said.
Previous reporting on a 'virtual fence' here.
H/T and a hint who will actually build the fence here.
Another possible solution here.
Jake's take on the Democrat approach to illegal immigration for the next two years? Status Quo Ante! They will attempt to do the exact same thing the (R)'s were. Nothing! The problem here isn't an (R) or (D) problem, it's an elite problem.
I'm sure you recall Samuel Johnson's famous quote...
"A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing."
Oh, that may be my favorite quote from Mr. Johnson, I think this is a bit more on the nose...
"Depend upon it, Sir, the insolence of wealth will creep out."
What say we don't let them get away with it?
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