Web Users to ‘Patrol’ US Border

The BBC is reporting on a proposal that would place web cameras along the Texas-Mexico border and allow anyone with an internet connection to monitor illegal immigration ‘hot spots’ from anywhere in the world and report sightings to authorities.

From the article —

A US state is to enlist web users in its fight against illegal 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.

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

You can read the entire article on the BBC web site @ Web users to ‘patrol’ US border.