Artists Develop Tool To Guide Illegal Border Crossers To Water


Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh
KPBS
January 11, 2010

[efoods]MAUREEN CAVANAUGH (Host): There’s no denying that illegally crossing into the United States from Mexico has gotten deadlier in recent years. US Border Security policies have changed the usual urban routes for migrants into harsh desert treks. Many immigrants have gotten stranded without water and died from thirst and exposure.

A group of art and technology activists have decided to do something about that. They’re developing what they call the Transborder Immigrant Tool — a GPS cell phone app to help illegal border crossers travel safely into the US. As you might imagine, it’s caused a bit of a stir.

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