Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Why Isn't This Illegal?

Critics Blast Transborder Immigrant Tool as 'Irresponsible' Use of Technology

A cell phone application that will help illegal immigrants find water and key landmarks as they cross into the United States is an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds and an irresponsible use of technology, critics say.

The Transborder Immigrant Tool (TBT), the brainchild of three faculty members at the University of California-San Diego and a colleague at the University of Michigan, is a software application that can be installed into a GPS-enabled cell phone. In addition to helping immigrants locate water and landmarks, it also could alert them to Border Patrol checkpoints. And to make the trek a little less arduous, it also plays recorded poetry.


Why isn't this aiding and abetting? With public funds!

7 comments:

Miss T.C. Shore said...

Very good question, Chuck. The "tool" is designed to help someone break the law. It should be illegal and the developers should be arrested.

Any bets on whether that will happen?

LomaAlta said...

This is aiding and abbeting the illegal invasion of America and is treason.

Chuck said...

TC, don't get me started on radar detectors for cars

LomaAlta, that is exactly what it is

MK said...

Amazing, california is so far down the toilet and it's due to bad immigration policy and waste of taxpayers funds and yet these idiots think more of what got them into this mess is the solution.

Chuck said...

MK, and these idiots are teaching our kids

Brooke said...

I agree with you and with Miss TC. If you help break the law, it's breaking the law, no matter how altruistic you might think you're being.

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

If you don't want to die in the desert, then don't go through it trying to get here illegally. It's that simple.

Chuck said...

Brooke, they take their chances