Skip to comments.GPS locates water, offers poetry for illegal immigrants crossing desert
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.
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Charge them with aiding and abetting.
Located on whose property?
“Transborder Immigrant Tool”
Oh, no, not the TIT?
I can see the “there’s an app for that” commercial in my mind...
Buy the software and then run around one night to all the watering stations and lace them with horse laxative.
Cool, new tool for INS to simplify rounding up the illegals.
“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.”
Absolutely- add whatever drug charges to all of that, also.
They need to use the GPS to track and arrest the criminals.
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!
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.
“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.”
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.
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....
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.
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.
John Hunter is ex congressman, and presidential candidate. Duncan Hunters brother...
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.
If the poetry is bad enough, they’ll wish they’d never came.
Three words: WTF?
“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?