July 18 re-launch on Matt.org site

Attention, Readers! Re-think Immigration is moving to its new home tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18. Click here to go to the new website. It is functionally identical to this one except that all past comments will stay archived at this website. Comments to new posts should be posted at the new site and will require a quick, painless sign-up process so that everyone has their own unique username.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Get to know the 28-mile 'virtual fence'

The AP put together a handy Q&A (note: the link is no longer accessible) on just how the 28-mile "virtual fence" Homeland Security is building along a portion of Arizona's border with Mexico. And if you're behind on your border fence news, you may want to at least read the first bullet point:

Q. What is it?

A. Currently, nine 98-foot towers have been installed along a 28-mile stretch of desert around Sasabe, Ariz., on the border with Mexico. The towers are to be equipped with cameras, radar and computer equipment, with data that can be accessed wirelessly. There will also be unattended ground sensors. The project's official name is SBInet.

And the New York Times wrote a piece on the fence today, replete with great photographs, like the one attached to this post.