Border fence, finally?

From Reuters: Work on Texas border wall to begin soon: Chertoff:

Construction on a border wall in southern Texas is expected to begin by this autumn, despite strong local opposition, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in an interview published on Thursday.

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Construction on the wall already has begun in Arizona, Chertoff said. Washington aims to have “operational control” of the border by 2013 by building the 700-mile (1,120-km) wall along parts of the frontier and creating a “virtual fence” in desert areas with drones, sensors, cameras, satellite technology and vehicle barriers.

I’ll be holding my breath in the mean time. And what the hell is a “virtual fence”, is that like “virtual police” or a “virtual military”? How much is this “virtual fence” going to cost to pay people to watch it and respond to illegal entrants?

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