Texas Employs Web Users To Protect BordersBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Monday, June 5, 2006
Texas will enlist web users in its fight against illegal mexican immigration by offering live surveillance footage of the Mexican border on the internet. The plan will allow web users worldwide to watch Texas’ border with Mexico and phone the authorities if they spot any apparently illegal crossings.
The cameras will cost $5m to install and will be trained on sections of the 1,000-mile border known to be favoured by illegal immigrants.
Web users who spot an apparently illegal crossing will be able to alert the authorities by telephoning a number free of charge.