Regional
10:22 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Senators Want To Scrap "Virtual Fence"

Texas – Two senators say it's time to consider ending a contract for a "virtual fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border that they contend isn't keeping illegal immigrants out of the United States.

Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Tuesday the government should either terminate the contract with Boeing Co. or take from it any working parts and scrap the rest.

Illinois Democrat Roland Burris asked Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin whether the contract could be canceled. Bersin said he was not able to render a judgment on a legal issue.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.