Ambitious $6.7 Billion Virtual Fence Project at Mexican Border in Jeopardy

mexico-border-signBy Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON — Could the government’s ambitious $6.7 billion plan to secure the Mexico border with a “virtual fence” be in trouble?

The Associated Press reports Yes.

The wire service says the project is fraught with technical glitches that raise questions as to whether it’s worth completing.

“Having spent $672 million so far with little to show for it, Washington has ordered a reassessment of the whole idea,” the AP reported. “The outlook became gloomier this week when President Obama proposed cutting $189 million from the venture.

The AP reports that the project could be scaled back so that only segments of the nation’s 2,000 mile southern border have the virtual fences.

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