Advances in security technology are employed by the Department of Homeland Security to help prevent illegal immigration, the importing of dangerous narcotics, and to help apprehend aliens already present in the U.S. illegally.
How cell-site simulators, more commonly known as stingray devices, are used by ICE in criminal investigations concerning illegal aliens. In a recent incident, such devices were used by ICE to fix the location of an illegal alien in New York City who was wanted for felony violations of the law.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will deploy counter-drone technology to defend the southern border against drones used by Mexican cartels and human smugglers. These drones can be used for reconnaissance or to transport narcotics across the border.
Autonomous drones are being developed for the Department of Homeland Security that would be used by the Border Patrol as a "force multiplier", operating from, tracking and returning to moving ground vehicles.
King County, WA, severs its connection with LInX, an important law enforcement information sharing system that enables investigators to search for data across jurisdictional boundaries. This federal system helps them to prevent, stop and solve crimes.
Anti-ICE activists have been targeting Amazon Web Services because AWS provides essential cloud computing services to federal law enforcement agencies combating illegal immigration. These activities include blocking traffic and disrupting conferences.