Need to Sneak Across the Border "Safely?" Professor Creates Cell Phone App. to Help Guide Immigrants Across Border

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​A brand-new cell phone app., developed by a professor at U.C. San Diego, is supposed to help guide illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexico border similar to how a GPS system works in a car.

UCSD visual arts Professor Ricardo Dominguez created the app., which he is calling the Transborder Immigrant Tool, to give people crossing the border "a way not to die.

"It locates where you are in relation to where you want to go, what is the best way to get to that point and what you can expect when you reach the endpoint," Dominguez tells the North County Times.

Hmm. What to expect "when you reach your endpoint?" If that endpoint is Maricopa County, the device should probably alert users to a certain malevolent law-enforcement agency that will try and hunt them down like dogs.

Law enforcement agencies are worried that the app. will be used by drug dealers and human smugglers as they try to navigate their way into the United States, and some say Dominguez may be held criminally responsible if it can be proven that someone coming into the country illegally is using the device.

"If I drive you over and show you where to cross, that's a crime," says Peter Nunez, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. "If I'm standing at the border and help you climb over, that's a crime. Theoretically, if you could give them a map, whether it's hand-drawn or computerized, that would also be illegal."

The app. is currently only available on certain types of inexpensive Motorola phones, but Dominguez hopes to have it available for free on other phones like the ultra-suave Apple iPhone.

 


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backwoodsterrorist
backwoodsterrorist

the best thing about this issue is that there is nothing the people who would prefer there to be no illegals can do about it. nothing at all but sit there and watch em keep pouring over the border and tik'n yer yerbs. i live in south philly. tons of illegals. what are the ''free ride'' people talking about. illegals don't get welfare. they work. hard. for $5/hr most of the time. im a white american male. most of my working class peers are either lazy, stupid, or self-righteous with an unbelievable sense of entitlement. the white collar ones go to college and take jobs where they don't actually contribute. they get into corporate law, real estate development, or get into dealing in federal contracts...you know...jobs where they don't actually do anything. don't create anything or provide any service. but get paid millions. meanwhile you racist idiots whine about some brown guy making 200 bucks a week washing dishes. stop watching fox news.

backwoodsterrorist
backwoodsterrorist

what about if you were dumb enough to stay somewhere where your going to starve to death? i would trade you for most of the illegals i have met in this country any day. 

Maxson
Maxson

You forgot the part where Ricardo then says the illegals keep coming over and continue to drain America of all it's resources and then we win and create our own socialist nation.

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