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U.S. to outfit border agents with body cameras in major oversight move

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By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will require thousands of border agents to wear body cameras, according to two officials and government documents, a major operational change that could increase oversight of agents and also help capture criminal activity. The cameras are expected to be rolled out in parts of Texas and New Mexico during the summer and expanded to Arizona, California, Vermont and Texas’ busy Rio Grande Valley in the fall and winter, according to a recent government assessment of how the devices could impact privacy. Pro-immigrant activists will likely welco…

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