Drone aircraft to look for illegal immigrants and smugglers

Unmanned -- and unarmed -- drone aircraft will soon be patrolling the skies over Southern California, looking for illegal immigrants and smugglers, federal officials say. Full Story
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old guy

Agoura Hills, CA

#1 Dec 7, 2009
YEA right so they can bring them here for more free health care or give them a car ? More money just THROWN away on nothing.

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Dec 7, 2009
They should be ARMED Predators.

THAT might be a deterrent,
upon fear of death.
get a life

Studio City, CA

#3 Dec 7, 2009
I love the unmanned part! But unarmed?? If it's against the law to cross our boarders why isn't it ok to shot them?? Has our country become so PC that if an American Boarder Patrol officer was standing on American soil and confronted illegal's crossing into our country he would do nothing??? There is not another country in the world that would allow this....why us? It's no longer a few hundred. It's no longer a few thousand. It's no longer a few hundred thousand. It's MILLIONS for G-ds sake! When is enough enough?
old guy

Agoura Hills, CA

#4 Dec 7, 2009
get a life wrote:
I love the unmanned part! But unarmed?? If it's against the law to cross our boarders why isn't it ok to shot them?? Has our country become so PC that if an American Boarder Patrol officer was standing on American soil and confronted illegal's crossing into our country he would do nothing??? There is not another country in the world that would allow this....why us? It's no longer a few hundred. It's no longer a few thousand. It's no longer a few hundred thousand. It's MILLIONS for G-ds sake! When is enough enough?
when you speak spanish !it is coming
Old School

Waianae, HI

#5 Dec 7, 2009
Here is a case of closing the barn door after the horses have already run away.
Anamouse

Redondo Beach, CA

#6 Dec 7, 2009
This is just one more excuse for not building the fence they promised.

Now they can pretend they don't need one at all.
Nancy

Agoura Hills, CA

#7 Dec 7, 2009
Welcome one and all to NORTH MEXICO ! land of low wages
Louweegie272

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Dec 7, 2009
What we really need is mandatory E Verify and we need local law enforcement
to begin enforcing immigration laws. That they do not is just appalling to me.
Five of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were in violation of our immigration laws. They were illegally present in our country, and could have been detained or removed. Four of those hijackers had been pulled over for traffic violations and were in contact with police who did not check their immigration status with the federal government. 9/11 could have been prevented.

“Be the change you want to see!”

Since: Dec 08

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Dec 7, 2009
Louweegie272 wrote:
What we really need is mandatory E Verify and we need local law enforcement
to begin enforcing immigration laws. That they do not is just appalling to me.
Five of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were in violation of our immigration laws. They were illegally present in our country, and could have been detained or removed. Four of those hijackers had been pulled over for traffic violations and were in contact with police who did not check their immigration status with the federal government. 9/11 could have been prevented.
Ah, who cares?

After all, any Thomas, Richard, and Henrietta
can get into a White House event......

......Who checks anything anymore?
Haddit

Monson, MA

#10 Dec 7, 2009
http://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_1389...
MEXICO CITYŚLos Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says politicians in the United States should focus on building bridges instead of walls on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Villaraigosa says Los Angeles has greatly benefited from the cultural diversity of its residents. He says there are people from 37 different countries living there and that most Latinos in Los Angeles are of Mexican heritage.

"We should focus on what we have in common instead of focusing on our differences," Villaraigosa, who is of Mexican heritage, said Monday after a meeting with Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard.

Before traveling to Mexico City, Villaraigosa attended the opening for Guadalajara city's International Book Fair where Los Angeles was the featured city this year.
Enter Sandman

United States

#11 Dec 7, 2009
"Representitives from pro immigrant groups were not available for comment"? What the hell do pro immigrant groups have to do with Illegal Iimmigration?
Haddit

Monson, MA

#12 Dec 7, 2009
http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/319941

Court refuses to block 'immigrant-reporting' law
By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
Tucson, Arizona | Published: 12.03.2009

PHOENIX Ś The Arizona Supreme Court refused late Wednesday to block enactment of a new state law that requires public employees to report illegal immigrants.
Without ruling on the merits of the law, the justices said that the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, which had asked that the law be struck down as illegal, had not shown that the issue merited being taken directly to the state's high court.
Sniper

United States

#13 Dec 7, 2009
Anamouse wrote:
This is just one more excuse for not building the fence they promised.
Now they can pretend they don't need one at all.
And don't forget, we already paid for that fence.
Ignacio

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Dec 7, 2009
LOL - this is like installing a security camera and watching the burglar take your stuff.
Anamouse

Redondo Beach, CA

#15 Dec 7, 2009
Sniper wrote:
<quoted text>
And don't forget, we already paid for that fence.
I wonder what they spent the money on?

Emergency room treatment for illegals?
Food stamps for illegals?
School for illegals?

I somehow bet the Drone Aircraft operators will be told to ignore illgeal immigrants and look for more important stuff, like some poor guy who's speeding on his way to work.
Linda Freeman

Long Beach, CA

#16 Dec 7, 2009
Illegals have no worries.

As long as Comrade Pelosi and Napolitano are in charge, the camera's on the Drones' won't be hooked up.

Pelosi and Napolitano would ONLY arm the cameras with weapons or cameras if there are some "minutemen' or other citizen patriots who could be taken out.
Andres Enrique Cantu

Post Falls, ID

#17 Dec 7, 2009
I think giant roach motels would work much better

“bamboo forest and an iced tea”

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#18 Dec 7, 2009
at the cost of 30,000.00/hr money well spent!!!
Reader

Miami, FL

#20 Dec 8, 2009
Predator UAV's sensors can surveil a huge swath of ground at one time, allowing the Border Patrol to put their ground personnel where the smugglers are, rather than wasting time patrolling places with no smuggling.
As for comments about arming them, that is laughable. I have some familiarity with the ordinance the military versions carry, anti-tank Hellfires that can be used against, well tanks, think very powerful warheads, or cluster munitions that I guarantee will leave unexploded ordinance afterward. I can guarantee border land owners do not want either on their property, nor do they want EOD teams combing the property afterward for left over bomblets. Lets be less flippant folks.
One way to contribute

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Dec 8, 2009
So many complainers, yet many of these same people continue to use the services of illegal workers.
When there are no work options for illegals to take up, then the situation will reverse itself.
Begin by publicly boycotting the businesses that hire illegals. Mow your own lawns, wash your own cars, clean your own homes, and don't hire service companiess that cannot verify each of their employees as being a legal resident or citizen.
You have choices.

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