23 Jun '13, 5pm

NYIC Calls Corker-Hoeven Border Security Amendment A Boon for Defense Contractors and a Betrayal of American Values

New York City NYIC Calls Corker-Hoeven Border Security Amendment A Boon for Defense Contractors and a Betrayal of American Values On Friday, the authors of the Senate bill for immigration reform and Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) negotiated a new immigration deal that would cost the U.S. government $30 billion dollars--nearly doubling the number of border patrol agents, adding an additional 350 miles of fencing along the southern border, and mandating “triggers” that could endanger the path to citizenship. The new measure would spend enough on armed border agents to position an agent every 1,000 feet along the southwest border, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from San Diego, CA to Brownsville, TX. The measure also calls for the deployment of drones, high-tech sensors, and mobile surveillance systems—all of which amounts to an unprecedented militarizat...

Full article: http://www.thenyic.org/PR/corker-hoeven

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