Will Monitoring the Texas Border From the Comfort of Your Livingroom Help Stop Illegal Immigration?

Texas began testing a Web site that enables anyone with Internet access to keep watch on the state's border with Mexico. The cameras are equipped with night vision lenses for 24-hour surveillance.

A yellow button on the site reads "Report Suspicious Activity." Clicking the button sends an e-mail to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

"It's another step toward having a police state," said Jaime Martinez, national treasurer of the League of United Latin American Citizens. "Pretty soon they're going to be coming into our homes. Republican Gov. Rick Perry said "I look at this as no different from the neighborhood watches that we have had for years and years."

Who do you agree with, Martinez or Perry? Is this a good idea? Will this help curb the flow of illegal immigration?


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4 Answers

  • Favorite Answer

    I think we should use technology to assist with illegal immigration. At one point in our history we had the room and need for a huge immigrant population, but those times are behind us. We need better border control for our economy and our safety.

  • 1 decade ago

    Why does the Mexican govt guard their border or any other country in the world? It's not just a matter of law but a matter of security and the lack of concern for important issues will take our country down, regardless of our 'political correctness'.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What's the difference? The naked eye and the candid eye both see.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, if we had access to laser guns that would zap them, that would work as well.

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