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New immigration enforcement: Drones?

Predator B unmanned aircraft landing after a mission, at the Naval Air Station, in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Photo: AP/Eric Gay, File)

Meet America's newest border patrol agent...

Via the Washington Times:

The immigration overhaul framework top senators released Monday relies heavily on more drones to patrol the Southwest border as a key way to control the flow of illegal immigrants.

"Our legislation will increase the number of unmanned aerial vehicles," the senators said in their framework, saying they also hope to boost border patrol agents and surveillance equipment.

Sounds nice -- and not a moment too soon...

[A] recent Government Accountability Office report found that the Border Patrol still only captures about 60 percent of all estimated illegal border crossers, and found that while the number of apprehensions of illegal immigrants is down, drug seizures are up — suggesting traffic is increasing.
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