The New York Times informs us that
The $10 million drones will protect us -- from what, I have to ask? The head of "air security operations" was asked whether there was a significant problem with unauthorized border crossings or illegal drug shipments. He admitted he wasn't sure.
Apparently a guy out of the Donald Rumsfeld school of explanatory prose.
It seems our rulers want to turn us into paranoid lunatics while bankrupting us so their cronies can sell the government high tech surveillance equipment. Can we change this? I remember being proud of living near "the world's longest undefended border" with Canada.