June 20, 2007, - 2:32 pm

Why Doesn’t This Work on The Border?

There’s something I don’t understand about the new virtual fences being erected to go around the New York area’s four airports. If their virtual fences are so secure, why isn’t the virtual fence on the Southern border as effective? And is there really a virtual fence throughout the Southern border? If not, why? And why isn’t there one on the Northern border?
More on what’s being done at New York airports, inspired by “evil Zionists” in Tel Aviv:

4 main airports getting virtual fences
After the thwarted terror plot at John F. Kennedy International earlier this month, officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey revealed details about an ongoing project to erect virtual fences around its four main airports: JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Teterboro.
Designed by Raytheon and modeled after a fence around the Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, it’ll be equipped with sensors, video motion detectors, thermal imagers and closed-circuit television. It will transmit information to a central Port Authority police station and a command post at each airport. The project, begun in 2006, will cost $138 million and be completed next year.

Another question: If there actually is a virtual border completely erected along the ENTIRE Southern border, it’s not working. So how will throwing more money at it–under the Immigration Amnesty Bill–change that?
If it’s not working now. It certainly won’t be working later, with the addition 20-30 million new citizens instantly thrown upon us.

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The reason it would work at the airports as opposed to the southern boarder is simple. The airports only have a few miles to cover, while the southern boarder has a few thousand miles.

D*Rek on June 20, 2007 at 5:37 pm

I’ve been listening to Chertoff make the talk show rounds, including Hush Bimbo and Pawn Vanity, and it’s maddening. He keeps saying we can’t deport millions that THEY let in, and how complicated it is securing our border. The Government is lying and they know it. We don’t have SWAT teams protecting every bank in America, we use deterrence, which discourages the wanna-bes, btw, and eliminates 90% of the problem right there. The LYING GOVERNMENT knows if we just had modest enforcement of our employment laws, that MILLIONS of illegals would go home all by themselves. The EVIL LYING GOVERNMENT is literally working to turn us into a country of peasants. I used to think that sounded paranoid.

steve ventry on June 20, 2007 at 5:45 pm

You said it yourself, Debbie. It’s a virtual border. Virtual, existing in the mind, as in a product of the imagination. Existing in effect, though not in actual fact. And a virtual fence means nothing, accomplishes nothing, unless it is backed up by feet on the ground. It’s of no use to the airport, or our border, unless someone responds to the intrusion. Bush’s virtual fence will be a boon to the census takers, but will provide no security. Ask Gen. Petraeus how he is securing Baquba. Nothing virtual about that. We need his skill and the same techniques levied against every sanctuary city, and the same dedicated foot soldiers placed on our border.

jeebie on June 20, 2007 at 5:51 pm

I may be stating the obvious but any wall, virtual or cement, can’t work any better than those in charge want it to work.
A physical fence (oh yeah, remember when it was suppose to be a wall and not a fence?) will only add minutes to an illegal’s trip. This gives border agents time to converge on the scene and search a tighter area.
If the wall isn’t going to be policed, like the border isn’t policed now, then it adds almost nothing but a false sense of security. A wall is only a tool for human enforcement already present in the area.
Short term, a wall without human enforcement is a placebo. Long term, a wall without human enforcement will be a failure. Inevitably, the same politicians who helped it fail will hold it up as a testament to “enforcement doesn’t work”.

jpm100 on June 20, 2007 at 11:12 pm

Poisonous and Treasonous

feralcat9 on June 21, 2007 at 2:53 am


feralcat9 on June 21, 2007 at 2:54 am

We have a long border and the virtual border is a new program. I do not think it is operational yet.

politics forum on June 21, 2007 at 4:45 am

The idea that the Dual Fence will only stop the Illegals entry into the USA is nonsense. The fence that Duncan Hunter was able to get built in San Diego was responsible for a 90% reduction in alien incursions.
You are right that there needs to be boots on the ground but the dual fence, proven in Israel, is the one Chertoff has done everything he can to slow the building of down on the southern border.
The virtual fence concept requires alot more manpower to be enforced,sensors constantly need maintenance, and the false alarms are far higher than the physical barrier.
According to Glenn Spencer, a whistle blower told him that 2 weeks ago Chertoff told them to stop construction.

ScottyDog on June 21, 2007 at 10:48 am

Is the fence going to stop “illegals” in the 4-leggeds, as wells? That’ll show them – the nerve to try to migrate. JUST who do they think they are, anyway?

allat on June 23, 2007 at 5:46 pm

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