Sunday, June 04, 2006

Illegal Immigrant Watching

I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry.

Web users to 'patrol' US border

The plan will allow web users worldwide to watch Texas' border with Mexico and phone the authorities if they spot any apparently illegal crossings.

Texas Governor Rick Perry said the cameras would focus on "hot-spots and common routes" used to enter the US.

The Texas governor announced his plans for streaming the border surveillance camera footage over the internet at a meeting of police officials on Thursday.

If we know where the common routes are, this seems like a silly way to deal with it. Imagine what a fence could do. Why not park the Border Patrol there?