The Government Is Testing Mass Surveillance on the Border Before Turning It on Americans

Almost every technology developed at the border in the last two decades now exists in local police departments

A U.S. surveillance camera overlooks the international bridge between Mexico and the United States.
A U.S. surveillance camera overlooks the international bridge between Mexico and the United States. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

“Governments are so eager to be at the cutting edge, they eat it all up.”

…is an independent reporter covering immigration, refugee issues and human rights. His work has appeared in The Nation, Pacific Standard, and USA TODAY.

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