"United States to deploy high-tech security gadgets on Canada's border"
Posted Fri, Feb 2, 2006 at 4:52 am
WASHINGTON (CP) - The United States will deploy high-tech safety measures at the Canadian border, said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who suggested a security wall would only make sense if a lot of people were sneaking into the country from a big city.It's a bit unclear exactly what he's proposing and what he supports. As if it mattered.
Chertoff said he has no knowledge of any problem like that. But he didn't entirely discount the notion Thursday of a northern security fence, an idea condemned as ridiculous by business groups and dismissed as impractical by the previous Canadian government.
Some U.S. legislators are intent on studying the issue and slipped the plan into a border security bill that would expand a barrier along the Mexican border, which is plagued by increasing violence, drug-runners and the arrival of more than one million illegal immigrants a year...