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Border security group plays eye-spy

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posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 10:01 AM

A border security group has created a Web site that will let immigration hawks patrol the border over the Internet.

The American Border Patrol's Virtual Vigilance program will let people take control over a high-tech camera mounted on a 46-foot pole and watch people crossing into the U.S.

The idea is to help be the eyes for Customs and Border Protection officers.

Five cameras will be set up at the American Border Patrol's ranch near Naco and will provide coverage of about 20 miles. The group wants volunteers to work half-hour shifts.

Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol's president, stood in front of a projection Tuesday at the Marriott University Park and pointed to an image of a wall federal officials say 300 illegal entrants go over every day.

"Americans can sit in their homes and they can watch that wall," he said.

This is for the sofa cops out there. I can see it now, "911? Yeah I see two Mexican hoping over the border.....


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