Proposed change to immigration reform bill includes adding agents
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 22:16:35 GMT —
Just days after senators unveiled a compromise to ensure the senate passes the immigration reform bill, they are looking to gain Republican support by making some changes to the bill, CNN reports.
They are proposing an amendment calling for 20,000 more Border Patrol agents stationed along the 700 mile of fence along the Mexican border, and a $3.2 billion technology boost for equiment similar to that used by the U.S. forces in Iraq and Afganistan.
In the Rio Grande Valley, an integrated tower would be fixed, along with 87 camera systems that include remote video surveillance systems.
This would also add 27 mobile surveillance systems, which include mobile video surveillance, agent-portable surveillance, and mobile surveillance capability sytems.
It would also add ground sensors and handheld equipent devices for use by agents.