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Senate Panel Approves Virtual Border Fence
A state Senate panel Tuesday voted to take the first steps to spending $30 million tax dollars to build a virtual fence on the border with
State Sen. Bob Worsley wants
“How do we confirm to the federal government that, in fact, the border is secure if we don't trust them and we don't have any mechanism to verify that, in fact, the border has reached operational control?” Worsley asked.
He says his virtual fence is inexpensive enough to provide that. Yet, Republican Senator Chester Crandall says the system amounts to little more than a glorified video system and calls the $30 million price tag, in his words, a pretty huge chunk of money that could go to education.