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Why Aren't Drones Used To Defend The Border?

If our government really wanted to defend and protect our borders against illegal invasion, all they have to do is use drone technology.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/04/04/new-drone-r...

"The border crossers were spotted with a new, all-seeing radar system developed for use in the Afghanistan War and patrolling above the U.S.-Mexico border in parts of Arizona since March 2012. The system can reveal every man, woman, and child under its gaze from a height of about 25,000 feet.

Between October and December, records show, the remotely operated aircraft detected 7,333 border crossers during its Arizona missions. Border Patrol agents, however, reported 410 apprehensions during that time, according to an internal agency report. The sensor was credited with providing surveillance that led to 52 arrests and 15,135 pounds of seized marijuana."

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They have the technology to catch every single person crossing the border illegally, but they don't use it on purpose...obviously.

Bush did it, and so is Obama.

WHY? Drones don't have to fire weapons to be a deterrent. I'm sure the drones have the capability to scare people with their presence alone. With the kind of technology that exists today, there is no logical reason why a single illegal alien should ever cross the US border.

But they do...why? Does it have to do with eliminating borders, and national sovereignty?