Senate's Immigration Deal Would Militarize The Border, Even Further
The Senate's bipartisan group on immigration reached a deal that is expected to boost support for the bill. That support comes at the highest price possible. A heightened possibility for deaths at the border and more migrant persecution. This is unsettling. Let us know you're thoughts in the comments bellow.
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(Reuters) - Federal agents on the U.S.-Mexican border would double to about 40,000 under a deal reached on Thursday in the Democratic-led Senate to draw more Republicans to a landmark immigration bill headed toward anticipated passage.
Some questioned the costs and benefits of up to $50 billion in the extra border security, which also will include high-tech surveillance equipment such as manned and unmanned aerial vehicles, radar and seismic devices.
But concerns were overshadowed by the deal's main goal: win votes for an overhaul of U.S. immigration law that will open a pathway to citizenship for up to 11 million undocumented immigrants.