Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Mexico, GPS, & Illegals

Sat Nav for Mexicans illegally entering US

Mexico is handing out GPS systems to illegals to make sure they arrive in the U.S. safely and correctly to their "destinations".

"Alerting frontier police"? Why hand them out if there's a chance that they'll have to be located then detained, arrested, or deported? And they have to register their intentions before they leave? Yea right!

Those who get lost or fall sick during the dangerous four-day crossing will be able to activate the device, to alert frontier police on both sides of the border.

The satellite tracking service will require would-be illegals to register their intentions before setting off — a paradoxical move, given that secrecy is necessary for success — but Mexican authorities are predicting that about 200,000 devices will be handed out when the project is launched formally in the coming year.

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