EL PASO, Texas (AP) - An unarmed, unmanned surveillance drone
may be flying over the border in West Texas and New Mexico as soon
The Federal Aviation Administration has given permission for the
drone to patrol the border, beaming real-time surveillance video of
the border to operators and federal authorities, starting June 1.
Vincent Perez, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, said
the El Paso Democrat was told of the decision Friday.
Perez said a request to launch drones along the rest of the
Texas border is pending with the FAA. Drones are already used to
help patrol the border in Arizona.