Sep 29, 2011

The Other Border: U.S. eyes fencing along Canadian border

Of course, this means more money for the Customs and Border Protection agency of the Department of Homeland Security . And Republicans have said they will not cut the Homeland Security budget. 

The Globe and Mail: "The United States is looking at building fences along the border with Canada to help keep out terrorists and other criminals. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has proposed the use of “fencing and other barriers” on the 49th parallel to manage “trouble spots where passage of cross-border violators is difficult to control.”

The border service is also pondering options including a beefed-up technological presence through increased use of radar, sensors, cameras, drones and vehicle scanners. ... The agency considered but ruled out the possibility of hiring “significantly more” U.S. Border Patrol agents to increase the rate of inspections, noting staffing has already risen in recent years."

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