Are they getting the iPhone 13? The plus? Do they get a choice of color?
Many Americans can’t afford cell phones, but illegal immigrants get them. Does President Biden want to provide any other inducements for people to cross the border? How about a new car? Get them driving electric vehicles.
Let’s just hope the border patrol agents are also getting cell phones.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki explains that it’s to keep track of them. Of course, they can throw the devices in the Rio Grande at any moment.
Psaki said at today’s White House briefing:
We need to take steps to ensure that we know where individuals are and we can track — and we can check in with them.
The alternatives to detention programs — is what we utilize — has three unique forms of technology to monitor participants enrolled in the program:
Telephonic, which is one of them, which is uses a participant’s voice to create a biometric voice print during the enrollment process. And when the participant has a check-in call, their voice is compared to the voice print.
SmartLink, which is another option, enables participant monitoring via smartphone or tablet using facial-matching technology to establish identity.
And Global Positioning System monitoring is of a participant’s location and movement history, using satellite technology through an ankle bracelet. This is all part of our effort, as individuals come into the United States and individuals who are entering who will proceed to immigration proceedings, to monitor and track where they are.