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December 29, 2009

Awesome! UC San Diego Faculty Using Tax Money To Help Illegals Cross Border

It seems California is so flush with money that they have extra cash to waste on this and the additional services the illegals will consume once they reach the state. Must be nice.

Faculty at University of California, San Diego are developing a GPS-enabled cell phone that tells dehydrated migrants where to find water and pipes in poetry from phone speakers, regaling them on their journey much like Emma Lazarus' words did a century ago to the "huddled masses yearning to breathe free" on Ellis Island.

...The Transborder Immigrant Tool is part technology endeavor, part art project. It introduces a high-tech twist to an old debate about how far activists can go to prevent migrants from dying on the border without breaking the law.

Immigration hardliners argue the activists are aiding illegal entry to the United States, a felony. Even migrants and their sympathizers question whether the device will make the treacherous journeys easier.

..."There are many, many areas in which every American would say I don't like the way my tax dollars are being spent. Our answer to that is an in-your-face, so what?" says UCSD lecturer Brett Stalbaum, 33, a self-described news junkie who likens his role to chief technology officer.

The phones will rely on satellite information so the fact they will be out of range of cell towers won't play into this. The criminal abettors activists will be handing out the phones to other activists in Mexico, their main concern is keeping them away from US authorities "anti-illegal immigration activists".

I don't want to see people die in the desert but aside from this little stunt might actually cause more deaths, you'd think there would be legal lines we aren't willing to cross but I guess not. We can add criminal conspiracy to tax evasion, identity theft and immigration laws that simply aren't enforced when illegal immigration is involved.


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