Computers to Take Over US-Mexico Border Crossing

LiveScience, 12/31/2012

Border fenceA fully automated border station could ease the burdens for human agents in charge of securing the U.S.-Mexican border crossings in 2013. The closed border crossing at Big Bend National Park in Texas is scheduled to become the first automated checkpoint between the U.S. and Mexico when it reopens on Jan. 28, according to Nextgov. Computers at the $3.7 million station will scan citizenship documents and allow for live video interviews with U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at a station in El Paso, Texas.

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