Posted on March 17, 2016

How Google Maps May Be Helping Illegal Immigrants Skirt Border Controls

Rachel Stoltzfoos, Daily Caller, March 17, 2016

A series of user-published Google maps point out known border patrol checkpoints and stations along the U.S. border with Mexico in an apparent effort to help illegal aliens avoid border controls.

One of the maps titled “Routes to Avoid,” has close to 600,000 views. The user dropped pins at dozens of different checkpoints and border stations using “Google My Maps,” a service that allows users to create and publish custom maps.

“These are known locations of known border patrol checkpoints some are permanent and some are temporary; these can be placed along stretches of highway near the border zone,” reads the description of the map.


A “Related Maps” button links to at least a dozen other maps with information regarding both the southern and northern border. Some of the information is clearly public knowledge, such as the location of a border patrol station, while other information is based off of experience or hearsay.


[Editor’s Note: You can view the map at the original article link below.]