Texas to install webcams along Mexican border in 'neighborhood watch' for illegals Jaime Jansen at 10:13 AM ET
[JURIST] Texas Governor Rick Perry [official website] has said that he plans to create a virtual border watch program [press release], installing night-vision cameras along the Mexican border and streaming live video on the Internet to aid in the state's effort to crack down on illegal immigration [JURIST news archive]. The $5 million plan will make the images available to anyone with an Internet connection. Perry hopes that people watching the videos will spot illegal immigrants attempting to cross the border and alert authorities through a hotline that will be established. Dubbing it a new form of the age-old neighborhood watches throughout the country, Perry plans to pay for the camera installation through grant money Texas already has and would like the program to be in effect within one month.
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