New Bipartisan Proposal Would Add Unarmed Drones to Examine Borders

Steve Neavling

The U.S. government would rely heavily on drones to inspect the borders under a new bipartisan proposal to reform immigration, the Medill News Service reports.

The unarmed drones are considered to be more effective and efficient than helicopters

Critics charge the drones are anything but.

“There’s been no evidence that (drones) have protected the homeland,” said Tom Barry, director of the TransBorder Project at the Center for International Policy, a liberal Washington think tank. “It’s just a political measure to show border security credentials of the immigration reform.”

CBP currently operates 10 unarmed drones.



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