Footage Taken by Predator Drones on Border Released

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Last September, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were deployed by the U.S. government to patrol the Texas – Mexico border, and last week on October 12 the images captured by those vehicles, known as Predator B’s, were made available to the public for the first time, according to a video (click here to view) and editorial published by the Spanish-language daily La Opinion.

Surveillance videos captured by the “drones” depict several different scenes, including night time footage of what appear to be people running across a border area near the Rio Grande, and additional footage of helicopters and ground vehicles pursuing human beings and carrying out border enforcement activities.

The footage was made public by Henry Cuellar, a Democrat representing the 28th congressional district who has been an advocate for using the Predator B for border surveillance.