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U.S. Predator Drones to Patrol Mexican Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials patrolling the Mexican border will soon have an extra set of eyes to keep watch over our frontiers with the launch of a new fleet of Predator drones. As Reuters reports, the first wave of unmanned aircraft will take off from Corpus Christi tomorrow, and will allow border protection agents to remotely conduct surveillance over the entire U.S.-Mexican bo...

Drones to Patrol U.S.-Mexico Border in Homeland Security Plan

How seriously does the Department of Homeland Security take illegal immigration? So seriously, apparently, that it's ready to turn the Texas border into Tora Bora. According to the AP, the government will begin deploying unmanned surveillance drones to the U.S.-Mexico border in a revamped attempt to stem the flow of illegal aliens entering the country. So far, Homeland Security has obtained pe...

Construction Begins on Hi-Tech US Virtual Border Fence

Work on the proposed "virtual fence" along the U.S. / Mexico border finally began this week, putting an end to the years of delays and hemming and hawing by officials. Consisting of cameras, sensors, and other technology, the virtual fence is intended to stem the tide of illegal immigration and smuggling along the border. The increased surveillance is meant to compliment the thousands of new bor...

U.S. Authorities Can Now Seize Laptops Arbitrarily, Indefinitely

Thinking about taking your laptop across the border for your next trip up north or down south? News hitting the wires today indicates that you might want to re-think that plan, unless you feel like being separated from your precious gadgets. According to Reuters, the Department of Homeland Security has given border agents the right to seize any piece of electronics equipment they feel like, even...