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Virtual border fence in Arizona nears completion

Virtual border fence in Arizona nears completion

The first stretch of the government's new "virtual" border fence is nearing completion in southern Arizona.
Border Patrol Agent Mario Escalante says nine towers holding cameras and sensors should be completed by the end of July and up and running soon after that.
The towers' equipment can detect attempts to enter the country illegally from Mexico from more than six miles (10 kilometers) away. The first batch is being built along 23 miles (37 kilometers) of the Mexican border near Sasabe, Arizona. The area is a well-used smuggling route.
The government plans to construct towers along all but small parts of the nearly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) frontier within five years.
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Updated : 2021-04-17 23:54 GMT+08:00