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Interesting update in The Washington Post today about the virtual border fence and border security.
The Post reports:
A Bush administration plan to build a “virtual” fence along the Mexico border will cost $7.6 billion and be completed by 2011, but the government lacks clear benchmarks for success, according to a report to Congress by the Department of Homeland Security.
Confirming well-known problems along the Mexican border, DHS also reported that the United States had “effective control” over only 284 miles of its 1,993-mile southern frontier as of March, up from 241 miles in October 2005. The department set a goal of controlling 345 miles next year and the full border in five years. But it acknowledged not having “a wholly satisfactory methodology” of defining “control.”