Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Virtual Border Patrol

Immigrants have not always been welcome to the United States as they once were at Ellis Island. 120 years ago fears about Chinese Immigrants led to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Today similar fears have led us to put up walls and hire border patrols along the US/ Mexico border.

And now because of a $2 million grant from the state of Texas, anyone in the world can watch grainy live video scenes of cactuses, desert mountains and the Rio Grande along Texas' portion of the international border.

Is this money well spent? What threats or problems does immigration cause? Why do we welcome some immigrants but exclude others? Is this discrimination or are we just protecting our backyards?

Become a "virtual deputy" patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border.

Do you know more about America than an immigrant? Click here to find out.

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