Locals aren't so sure they'll like all this surveillance. But nobody asked the jaguar, or the other wild inhabitants of the Tumacacori Highlands region. This area is the subject of a capital-W Wilderness proposal, one that necessarily subtracts the border infrastructure being built in the project area. Of course, then there are the other locals, those who don't want any government involvement at all; those who want their "true freedoms" protected.
We're not intending to get in the middle of the Wilderness debate on these pages so soon after yesterday's fiasco, we're merely pointing to the divergent opinions that contextualize the public lands' debate down in southern Arizona: Wilderness, black helicopters, top predators, and big corporate money.
And just in case you miss it in the full text article, note this curious admission from the Border Patrol:
"We will be able to identify, detect and classify more than 95 percent of illegal entries with the virtual wall," Aguilar said.Tomato picker, dishwasher, bus driver, nanny, roofer, student, tile setter, teacher's aide, taxpayer.... It remains to be seen which ones they let pass on through.