posted on Jun, 9 2013 @ 02:30 PM
It looks like our friendly neighborhood military industrial complex may be on board with the immigration reform plan trying to make its way through
congress. They see the possibility to make big bucks securing the border with their high tech gadgets if this thing pulls through. With Iraq and
Afghanistan winding down, the border may be the next big profitable frontier for the military industrial complex.
Defense Contractors Turn to Border Control for New Profits
Millions of immigrants aren’t the only ones hoping for Congress to approve an immigration reform plan. Military contractors, too, are looking
forward to the opportunities that the new law might bring.
While the reform plan currently in the U.S. Senate would provide new chances at citizenship for immigrants, it also would require the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) to do something that’s never been done before—secure every inch of the nearly 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and
Mexico and stanch the flow of illegal immigrants once and for all.
Since the federal government can’t afford to add thousands of border agents to accomplish such a goal, DHS will turn instead to technology to halt
That’s where companies like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and others come in.
If the legislation as currently drafted becomes law, DHS will have only six months to offer up ways to achieve “effective control” and
“persistent surveillance” of the entire 1,969-mile border with Mexico.
I wonder if the big money spent by the defense contractors will be what it takes to get this legislation rammed through? They seem to get their way
with pretty much everything else this country does, why should it be any different with immigration reform?
edit on 6/9/13 by FortAnthem because: