American Border Patrol has the answers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.-Mexico border has been under private aerial surveillance for the past two years. Every sixty days a specially equipped aircraft has flown along the border from Texas to the Pacific Ocean, documenting the construction of the border fence. The results of this survey, including surprising findings related to the drug war in Mexico, will be presented at the National Press Club on January 15, 2009.
Entitled, "The border fence, where is it and does it work?" the presentation will be made by Glenn Spencer, pilot of the aerial surveillance aircraft and president of American Border Patrol, sponsors of the surveillance project, called Operation B.E.E.F. (Border Enforcement Evaluation First). ABP is a non-profit 501 c (3) Arizona corporation.
Spencer will review the recent history of the border fence, including the double fence at San Diego and new fencing along the Texas/Mexico border as of his most recent aerial survey conducted on January 6, 2009. Spencer will show that, when properly designed, a fence system can cut border apprehensions by more than 95%.
A special segment of the report called "The light at the end of the tunnel"
will show a strong correlation between the construction of the border fence and drug-related deaths in Mexico between 2005 and 2009.
The audience will be presented with the most authoritative assessment of the border fence project ever made.
Where: The Holeman Lounge, National Press Club
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, January 15, 2009
SOURCE American Border Patrol