Rosemary Jenks, director of governmental relations at NumbersUSA, a group that promotes reduced immigration, both legal and illegal, said the concept of a virtual fence isn’t necessarily bad, but it could work only in conjunction with other border security enforcement measures.
“Some folks in the administration see this as a panacea. It is not,” said Jenks
She also questioned whether a virtual fence makes fiscal sense.
“It’s hard to believe that the technology required would be less expensive” than a physical fence, Jenks said. “A virtual fence is going to require a constant infusion of funding and manpower. You can’t just set it up and leave it alone.”http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docID=hsnews-000002690388
By Caitlin Webber, in CQ [Congressional Quarterly]
Updated: Wed, Jun 18th 2008 @ 3:26pm EDT