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GPS locates water, offers poetry for illegal immigrants crossing desert
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/29/9 | Aileen Yoo

Posted on 12/29/2009 12:37:23 PM PST by SmithL

The immigration debate takes a technological turn with a new cell phone device that helps illegal immigrants crossing the desert into the U.S. find water. The Transborder Immigrant Tool was developed by UC San Diego prof and activist Ricardo Dominguez and UCSD lecturer Brett Stalbaum. Both believe it will save the lives of hundreds of people who die each year during their trek across "Devil's Highway."

Here's how the tool works. The phone, loaded with free GPS software, displays a digital compass that locates water stations installed by John Hunter, founder of the Water Stations project. Stations that are too far will not be displayed. The phone pinpoints "safety sites" -- such as Border Patrol station, a clinic or a church -- and includes poetry written by Amy Carroll to "welcome you to the U.S," said Dominguez. Encrypted to avoid detection by authorities, phones are $30 and should be available by summer.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; california; enablers; gps; illegalaliens; mexico; newmexico; texas

1 posted on 12/29/2009 12:37:27 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Charge them with aiding and abetting.


2 posted on 12/29/2009 12:39:52 PM PST by americanophile (Happy New Year to all!)
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To: SmithL

Located on whose property?


3 posted on 12/29/2009 12:41:02 PM PST by doodad
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To: SmithL

“Transborder Immigrant Tool”

Oh, no, not the TIT?


4 posted on 12/29/2009 12:41:08 PM PST by jessduntno ("The system is working just as it should..." - Jan "The Man" Napolitano)
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To: kalee

I can see the “there’s an app for that” commercial in my mind...


5 posted on 12/29/2009 12:41:12 PM PST by Cailleach
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To: SmithL

Buy the software and then run around one night to all the watering stations and lace them with horse laxative.


6 posted on 12/29/2009 12:42:27 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: SmithL

Cool, new tool for INS to simplify rounding up the illegals.


7 posted on 12/29/2009 12:42:41 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: pissant

FYI

“The phone, loaded with free GPS software, displays a digital compass that locates water stations installed by John Hunter, founder of the Water Stations project.”


8 posted on 12/29/2009 12:45:06 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: americanophile

Absolutely- add whatever drug charges to all of that, also.


9 posted on 12/29/2009 12:46:47 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: AuntB

They need to use the GPS to track and arrest the criminals.


10 posted on 12/29/2009 12:47:27 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: SmithL

Now, if we could just hack their software and replace the coordinates for the “water stations” with those of INS and Border Patrol offices, THEN we’d be cookin’ with gas, as they say!


11 posted on 12/29/2009 12:47:41 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: AuntB

locates water stations installed by John Hunter, founder of the Water Stations project.””:”

File charges against him, also.

He is encouraging people to break our laws of legal entry.


12 posted on 12/29/2009 12:48:15 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

“locates water stations installed by John Hunter, founder of the Water Stations project.””:”

File charges against him, also.

He is encouraging people to break our laws of legal entry.”

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I have no problem with the water stations...the aliens have already been encouraged by their own government AND ours. I have a problem with the phones, probably tax $$ funded. Hunters isn’t. I would give water to anyone in distress, illegal alien or not.

The MOST humane thing would be to let that population know with no uncertainty, that they are NOT going to be allowed here in the first place. Then there would be no need for water, phones, etc. etc.


13 posted on 12/29/2009 12:52:23 PM PST by AuntB (If Al Qaeda grew drugs & burned our forests instead of armed Mexican Cartels would anyone notice?)
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To: SmithL
And what have they done to diss the environment and on whose property have they placed these illegal non green CO2 distributors? Are they paying their carbon taxes?
14 posted on 12/29/2009 12:52:28 PM PST by YOUGOTIT (The Royal 100 Club is Acting the Same as the Roman Senate When the Republic Collapsed)
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To: SmithL

What, no taco stand with that aqua fria? And you call this the estado unitos? Aye carumba.....in other words, sad. Just keep providing them humane resources for survival and they’ll continue to arrive, illegally of course. That’s kinda like leaving the door open and the light on in the ghetto....


15 posted on 12/29/2009 12:52:41 PM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: Abathar
...lace them with horse laxitive."

I would agree with that, except another post showed the wildlife that also used the troughs in the night. Bobcat, fox, deer, owls, ect.

Hopefully, they will get a nasty abdominal parasite that will make them wish they never set foot here.

16 posted on 12/29/2009 12:54:08 PM PST by gigster
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To: taxcontrol

Like ICE would actually be allowed to enforce anything.

I have no problem with this application being used by anyone crossing the border legally or simply a US citizen wandering around in the desert. If it’s being used by someone trying to enter the country without authority they should face the same penalty as someone entering Mexico illegally.


17 posted on 12/29/2009 12:55:39 PM PST by Mac n Jac (www.vetsfightingms.org)
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To: ridesthemiles

John Hunter is ex congressman, and presidential candidate. Duncan Hunters brother...


18 posted on 12/29/2009 12:58:49 PM PST by JoanneSD
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To: americanophile
Charge them with aiding and abetting.

Yep.

Give them a fair trial for conspiring to break the laws of the USA, then throw them in the slammer.

Maybe there is something in the Patriot Act they can be nailed on too. After all - they don't know what kind of terrorists they are helping to enter the country illegally.
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19 posted on 12/29/2009 1:03:10 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: SmithL
Do they include videos?


Pancho Lopez



20 posted on 12/29/2009 1:23:00 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: SmithL

If the poetry is bad enough, they’ll wish they’d never came.


21 posted on 12/29/2009 2:03:50 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("The solution to every ill is a cat." --TheOldLady)
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To: SmithL

Three words: WTF?


22 posted on 12/29/2009 2:05:00 PM PST by Ladysmith ("A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: SmithL; patriot08; ezoeni; Yehuda; Texas Gal; RC one; DirtyHarryY2K; woerm; bert; altura; ...

Ping!


23 posted on 12/29/2009 2:08:07 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (ObommaNation/Mexico - beyond your expectations.)
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To: SmithL

“Transborder Immigrant Tool was developed by UC San Diego prof and activist Ricardo Dominguez and UCSD lecturer Brett Stalbaum”

So when the inevitable newness and self-congratulatory pats on the back fade and these water stations are not restocked as done previously, can these same “humanitarians” be charged with criminal depraved indifference as scores of immigrants die in the 120 degree heat of summer looking, hoping for that PROMISED igloo cooler of water?


24 posted on 12/29/2009 2:56:04 PM PST by Cyman
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