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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Patrolling The Border From Home

Amateurs Patrol Nation's Border for Illegals From Home:

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TUCSON, Ariz. — At least a couple of times a week, Ernie Kubr gets off the night shift and fires up his computer at his home in Nebraska so that he can watch for illegal immigrants trying to slip across the Arizona desert 1,400 miles away.

Kubr uses his mouse to pan with a video camera across desert trails, and stands ready to report anyone he sees to federal authorities in Arizona. He has spotted people twice since he started doing this in November, and "that makes it all worthwhile," even though none of them got caught.

"Sometimes it can be discouraging, but knowing that I'm attempting to do the federal government's job helps inspire me," said Kubr, who works at a manufacturing business in the Omaha area and belongs to an amateur border-watching group called the TechnoPatriots.

You can watch the border from several vantage points on their website and then report any findings to the authorities. It's obvious somebody has to do something about our porous borders. The federal government should be embarrassed that it takes the ingenuity of concern citizens to get the ball rolling on a solution to deal with our illegal immigration problems. You can't fault them for trying.

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