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Obama Scraps 'Virtual Fence' for Border

Friday, 14 January 2011 04:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration officially has ended a high-tech southern border fence boondoggle that cost taxpayers about $1 billion.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says proven technology will be used in the future. She says technology will be tailored to local terrain and population density.

Napolitano said Friday there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution to the country's border security needs.

Congress ordered the high-tech fence in 2006 amid a clamor for more border security. The project yielded only 53 miles of protection.

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WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration officially has ended a high-tech southern border fence boondoggle that cost taxpayers about $1 billion.Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says proven technology will be used in the future. She says technology will be...
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