Phoenix New Times
December 2, 2009
[efoods]A brand-new cell phone app., developed by a professor at U.C. San Diego, is supposed to help guide illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexico border similar to how a GPS system works in a car.
UCSD visual arts Professor Ricardo Dominguez created the app., which he is calling the Transborder Immigrant Tool, to give people crossing the border “a way not to die.”
“It locates where you are in relation to where you want to go, what is the best way to get to that point and what you can expect when you reach the endpoint,” Dominguez tells the North County Times.
Hmm. What to expect “when you reach your endpoint?” If that endpoint is Maricopa County, the device should probably alert users to a certain malevolent law-enforcement agency that will try and hunt them down like dogs.