Homeland Security likely to scale back virtual border fence

Pat McMahon Contributor
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The Department of Homeland Security will likely scrap its plans to install a virtual fence along the entire Southwest border to detect illegal immigrants, according to a DHS official testifying before Congress Thursday.

Mark Borkowski, executive director of DHS’s Secure Border Initiative told a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Management, Investigations and Oversight that the department will likely scale back its plans to install sensors, cameras and radar towers along the Southwest border.

Borkowski’s admission came after withering testimony from Randolph Hite of the Government Accountability Office on the state of the virtual fence program, known as SBInet.

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