Past Features

February 20, 2015

DHS Funding Challenge
Republicans Risk Video Cameras?

Mobile video camera system used by US Border Patrol
CNS News -- February 18, 2015  
Jeh Johnson: 'We Are Unable to Enhance Border Security' Without New Funding Bill  
    Speaking at a White House summit focused on “violent extremism on Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson used the public appearance to criticize Republicans for not fully funding the Department of Homeland Security – a move the GOP has said is to stop payment for the implementation of President Barack Obama's executive action to block the deportation of millions of illegal aliens.
Johnson press release
Important investments in border security technology cannot be initiated, including additional resources to upgrade obsolete remote video surveillance systems and mobile video surveillance systems in the Rio Grande Valley

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol    
No Great Loss
DHS is involved in procuring new Mobile Video Surveillance Systems
The area along the Rio Grande River where these cameras are supposed to be deployed is thick with brush and forests. Just as with the Integrated Fixed Towers program, these camera systems are doomed to failure without knowledge of where to point them - and they don't have that information with any reliability. -- This is what Republicans risk if they hold the line on amnesty.