Govt Proposes Unmanned Border Crossing from Mexico

By:  Raven Clabough
12/12/2011
       
Govt Proposes Unmanned Border Crossing from Mexico

The violence on the Mexican border has proved to be insufficient incentive motivation for the federal government to protect American borders. Instead, it is now prompting the Obama administration to call for an unmanned border crossing with Mexico in order to upgrade security.

The Blaze reports:

This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade.

 

The violence on the Mexican border has proved to be insufficient incentive motivation for the federal government to protect American borders. Instead, it is now prompting the Obama administration to call for an unmanned border crossing with Mexico in order to upgrade security.

The Blaze reports:

This hardly seems a time the U.S. would be willing to allow people to cross the border legally from Mexico without a customs officer in sight. But in this rugged, remote West Texas terrain where wading across the shallow Rio Grande undetected is all too easy, federal authorities are touting a proposal to open an unmanned port of entry as a security upgrade.

By spring of next year, there is a possibility that kiosks will be placed in Big Bend National Park (pictured) that would allow people from the Mexican town of Boquillas del Carmen in order to scan their identity documents and communicate with a customs officer who could be as far as 100 miles away.

The Associated Press explains, “The proposed crossing from Boquillas del Carmen leads to a vast expanse of rolling scrub, cut by sandy-floored canyons and violent volcanic rock outcroppings.” The area is home to mountain lions, black bears, and road runners.

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