GPS ankle bracelets used to track immigrants caught at border – CBS News

Immigrants caught crossing border illegally in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley given the devices after being released from custody


It’s another interesting use of GPS ankle bracelets. I don’t know the politics as to whether these people end up with rights to stay in the country, but if they have means of support that’s great. But if they are illegal immigrants awaiting cases that may go for years before the get to caught and I assume they can’t legally work, how are they supported.

With many examples of the anklets not being  monitored very well and the consequences of that,  chances are that before long we do end up going to putting chips into people’s bodies that include GPS and transmission capability. They would be less tamper-proof. I guess the main issue is power for comms.

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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