In Nogales Arizona, the latest news on the US/Mexico border is… robotic.
The National Center for Border Security and Immigration has a new virtual border patrol agent.
Meet the AVATAR, or Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real-Time.
(Sound of AVATAR greeting: "Hello, I am AVATAR")
He’s bilingual, friendly, professional, and a computer.
His face smiles at you from a touch-screen kiosk.
Travelers who frequently cross the border can apply for something called the Trusted Travelers program.