REPORT: Civil liberties groups demand Congress refuse to fund border surveillance technology

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A coalition of civil liberties and immigration groups are calling on Congress to refuse funding for “invasive” border technology in any deal negotiated to avoid a second government shutdown.

The coalition of 25 groups, including human rights and libertarian organizations, sent a letter addressed to congressional leadership raising concerns about each of the technologies proposed by House Democrats tasked with coming to a border deal.

The article goes on to state the following:

“The [proposal from House Democrats on the panel] calls for funding various invasive surveillance technologies that would intrude on the liberties of travelers, immigrants, and people who live near the border,” the groups wrote in the open letter, released Tuesday.

“Given that funding of border enforcement is already at a historic high, we do not believe that additional funding is needed to further fund border technology,” the groups added.

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