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Protecting The People That Protect You

Biden admin removing most surveillance balloons at southern border due to cost: sources

8 February 2023. The Biden administration is reportedly significantly reducing the number of aerostats, or balloons, used to monitor the southern border, citing a lack of funding. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reportedly had 12 aerostats along the southern border last year, but only four remain, all in the Rio Grande Valley Sector. The Department…
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CBP Removes Controversial Border Surveillance Aerostat Blimp from Nogales.

6 January 2023. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has removed its controversial aerostat blimp from Nogales, Arizona, which was used for 24-hour border surveillance along the Mexico border. The removal of the aerostat, which had sparked privacy concerns, was confirmed by the CBP on January 1, 2023. The CBP stated that it will…
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BP Towers to Fill Surveillance Gap after Aerostat Drawdown.

5 January 2023. BP towers to fill surveillance gap after aerostat drawdown. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it has started to reduce the number of tactical aerostats deployed along the southwest border of the United States, as of January 1, 2023. The CBP will now rely on surveillance towers, including…
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