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Officials: License plate photos could help catch illegal immigrants

Published: Jul 11, 2012 9:00 am By: Gustavo Valdes, CNN

"The search for illegal immigrants is going high-tech in Texas.

The Dallas office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has asked companies to help design a way to use a national database to find vehicles that fugitive illegal immigrants are driving.

Dani Bennett, a spokeswoman for the agency, described the system as a "widely used mobile law enforcement database tool."

The technology works by tapping into a database of license plate images captured by a national network of cameras, officials said in a federal government document filed earlier this month."

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