This militarism of the U.S. Mexico border is not an appropriate action to take. The only thing I can agree with here is the stopping of drug smugglers, but drugs will only stop coming in if they cease being used. That requires educating the public and providing positive neighborhood activities/recreation which is generally what gets cut from budgets when things like the fence are added.
Of course the fact that Boeing got the contract doesn’t say much for the real reasons behind creating this fence.
‘Virtual fence’ OK’d for U.S.-Mexico border – CNN
WASHINGTON (AP) — A 28-mile “virtual fence” that will use radars and surveillance cameras to try to catch people entering the country illegally has gotten final government approval.
A mobile observation tower is part of a “virtual fence” along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Friday was to announce approval of the fence, built by the Boeing Co. and using technology the Bush administration plans to extend to other areas of the Arizona border, as well as sections of Texas.