Four U.S. Representatives have worked together to create the “Border Security Technology Caucus.” In a bipartisan coalition, Republican Tony Gonzales of Texas, Democrat Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, Republican Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee and Tim Ryan of Ohio announced Friday the caucus will be the first to find technological solutions to help aid our southern border crisis.
Initiatives such as adding ‘Autonomous Surveillance Towers’ that enable detection of migrants without the need for border agents to be present will help authorities better allocate resources. “Border patrol agents are asking for this,” Republican Representative Gonzales told Newsweek. “And they’re pushing hard.”
He noted the morale of agents is very low, and drug cartels have increased their technology presence and intelligence. He told Newsweek that agents have seen small drones fly across the border and drop illegal drugs, going back and forth “all day long.”
Gonzales also said the agents have no tools at their disposal to combat this technology. “I’m a cryptologist by trade, a cyber guy, and in the cyber realm, you get obsolete very fast,” he added.
The Democratic Representative Gonzalez told Newsweek he met with former President Trump on the matter, as well as developers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“I had many conversations with President Trump about using cutting-edge technology on our border, and I used to use the word of having a ‘virtual wall’ through cutting-edge technology,” said Gonzalez.
“I’m for secure borders and I’m for immigration,” he added, “and I think that the best way to do it is through cutting-edge technology that we already have.”
“The fact is, we just need to control the border the way we have for generations now and keep it safe and have an orderly process for folks who want to come across,” said Democrat Representative Gonzalez.
“I think that this caucus will be able to see technological ideas and advances that now exist that we can present to the appropriate committees on this issue,” he added, “and do it in a bipartisan way.”
By combatting drug smuggling technologies and introducing equipment that makes it easier to detect people being smuggling across the border, the two lawmakers said that America can better crack down on cartel influence.
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Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”
Speaking on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”
“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”
“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”
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