Caption: “Using a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), #BorderPatrol agents detected and deterred approximately 30 subjects attempting to illegally cross into the U.S. near Brownsville, TX.”
“Border Patrol Agents in Clint, TX use an sUAS [drone] as a force multiplier as 7 subjects attempt an illegal entry by using a ladder to climb the border wall. Agents arrested 2 while the others ran back into Mexico.”
A look at drones, towers, sensors, and other so-called “smart wall” technology.
- Civil liberty and digital privacy groups have addressed the dangers of the “virtual smart wall” proposed by the administration, with integrated facial recognition and drone technology. The groups worry it could “propel a state of perpetual surveillance that would infringe on the human rights of immigrants and U.S. citizens alike.” This comes after a 2019 report that a data analytics firm helped ICE target and arrest parents and other relatives of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.