site is maintained by supporters of the United States Border
Patrol and is not an official government site. The contents
of this site are privately managed and not subject to the
direction of the United States Border Patrol.
The United States Congress has decided to placate
the millions of Americans who have been victims of border violence
and violence at the hands of illegal aliens operating deep within
our country. Congress now offers America's citizens a poltice
of platitudes. But while Congress pretends to protect our borders,
other groups have other
The Secure Border Initiative
(SBI) has been notionally proffered to solve our border security
The SBI program – won by Boeing –
is a program, a “plan” to use “technology”
to stop Mexico’s invasion across our southern border.
To Boeing the effort seems to consist of two
major tasks and a one minor task. The first task is to build a
beauracracy to act as a cut-out between the U.S. Border Patrol
agents on the ground and Washington’s vision of border reality.
The second task is to create a network of integrated technologies
to monitor the border and to validate the identities of those
apprehended along the border. The third task is to create some
few miles border barrier to show "progress" in actually
slowing illegal border crossings.
In alphabetical order, Boeing has teamed with:
DRS Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Elbit Systems’ Kollsman Division
L-3 Communications Government Services.
L-3 Communication Systems
At present, U.S. Border Patrol sectors depend
upon other government agencies to implement the construction of
their infrastructure. If the USBP needs a fence or a road then
they can – for example -- call in the United States Army
Corps of Engineers to go out to bid, let the contract, and manage
the construction effort. This managing government agency then
gets a “fee” from the total funding to manage the
program. This “fee” seems to hover between ten and
With Boeing now wedged between the USBP and Washington, the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers is out and Boeing has taken their place.
One of the problems with this concept is that – Katrina
not withstanding – the Corps of Engineers had some vague
clue about what was needed and what would work along the border
and as yet Boeing seems to remain clueless.
The good news for Washington is that all proposals,
publicity, media focus, or embarrassing expose’s, all now
drop at the feet of Boeing and so DHS is no longer the only target
of derision. No longer do you talk to the Border Patrol or even
DHS -- all border infrastucture questions go to Boeing.