Senate poised to OK $30 billion for defense contractors in border ‘surge’

http://www.legitgov.org/Senate-poised-OK-30-billion-defense-contractors-border-surge

ShareThisSenate poised to OK $30 billion for defense contractors in border ‘surge’ –Proposal for military-style buildup is intended to draw Republican votes for larger ‘immigration overhaul’ –Spending $30b — more than four times what senators initially had proposed — would also be a boost to defense contractors 20 Jun 2013 The Senate is poised to approve a military-style buildup along the U.S. border with Mexico, doubling the number of Border Patrol agents on the ground and tripling the number of drones overhead — a $30-billion plan designed to win the votes of as many as 15 Republican senators for the immigration reform [cheap labor for big business at taxpayer] expense bill . The plan would add so many new agents to the Border Patrol — 20,000 — that if all were deployed at once, they could be stationed roughly every 250 feet along the border, stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.

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