What's included in 'border surge' immigration amendment?
June 21st, 2013
04:25 PM ET
10 months ago

What's included in 'border surge' immigration amendment?

(CNN) - On Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a compromise intended to ensure Senate passage of a major immigration reform bill with enough Republican support to persuade the GOP-controlled House to also take up the measure.

The bipartisan amendment would require 20,000 more border agents, completing 700 miles of fence along the boundary with Mexico, and deploying $3.2 billion in technology upgrades similar to equipment used by U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After the jump, see a list of what specific resources will be deployed in each region along the border. The list was provided to CNN by the office of Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who helped write the measure.

ARIZONA (YUMA AND TUCSON SECTORS)

(i) 50 integrated fixed towers.
(ii) 73 fixed camera systems (with relocation capability), which include Remote Video Surveillance Systems.
(iii) 28 mobile surveillance systems, which include mobile video surveillance systems, agent-portable surveillance systems, and mobile surveillance capability systems.
(iv) 685 unattended ground sensors, including seismic, imaging, and infrared.
(v) 22 handheld equipment devices, including handheld thermal imaging systems and night vision goggles.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

BETWEEN PORTS OF ENTRY:

(I) 3 integrated fixed towers.
(II) 41 fixed camera systems
(with relocation capability), which include Remote Video Surveillance Systems.
(III) 14 mobile surveillance systems, which include mobile video surveillance systems, agent-portable surveillance systems, and mobile surveillance capability systems.
(IV) 393 unattended ground sensors, including seismic, imaging, and infrared.
(V) 83 handheld equipment devices, including handheld thermal imaging systems and night vision goggles.

AT POINTS OF ENTRY, CHECK POINTS:

(I) 2 non-intrusive inspection systems, including fixed and mobile.
(II) 1 radiation portal monitor.
(III) 1 littoral detection and classification network

EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA

BETWEEN PORTS OF ENTRY:

(I) 66 fixed camera systems (with relocation capability), which include Remote Video Surveillance Systems.
(II) 18 mobile surveillance systems, which include mobile video surveillance systems, agent-portable surveillance systems, and mobile surveillance capability systems.
(III) 85 unattended ground sensors, including seismic, imaging, and infrared.
(IV) 57 handheld equipment devices, including handheld thermal imaging systems and night vision goggles.
(V) 2 sensor repeaters.
(VI) 2 communications repeaters.

AT POINTS OF ENTRY, CHECKPOINTS:

(I) 5 fiber-optic tank inspection scopes.
(II) 1 license plate reader.
(III) 1 backscatter.
(IV) 2 portable contraband detectors.
(V) 2 radiation isotope identification devices.
VI) 8 radiation isotope identification devices updates.
(VII) 3 personal radiation detectors.
(VIII) 16 mobile automated targeting systems.

EL PASO, TEXAS

BETWEEN PORTS OF ENTRY:

(I) 27 integrated fixed towers.
(II) 71 fixed camera systems (with relocation capability), which include Remote Video Surveillance Systems.
(III) 31 mobile surveillance systems, which include mobile video surveillance systems, agent-portable surveillance systems, and mobile surveillance capability systems
(IV) 170 unattended ground sensors, including seismic, imaging, and infrared.
(V) 24 handheld equipment devices, including handheld thermal imaging systems and night vision goggles.
(VI) 1 communications repeater.
(VII) 1 sensor repeater.
(VIII) 2 camera refresh.

AT POINTS OF ENTRY, CHECKPOINTS:

(I) 4 non-intrusive inspection systems, including fixed and mobile.
(II) 23 fiber-optic tank inspection scopes.
(III) 1 portable contraband detectors.
(IV) 19 radiation isotope identification devices updates.
(V) 1 real time radioscopy version 4.
(VI) 8 personal radiation detectors

BIG BEND, TEXAS

BETWEEN PORTS OF ENTRY:

(I) 7 fixed camera systems (with relocation capability), which include remote video surveillance systems.
(II) 29 mobile surveillance systems, which include mobile video surveillance systems, agent-portable surveillance systems, and mobile surveillance capability systems.
(III) 1105 unattended ground sensors, including seismic, imaging, and infrared.
(IV) 131 handheld equipment devices, including handheld thermal imaging systems and night vision goggles.
(V) 1 mid-range camera refresh.
(VI) 1 improved surveillance capabilities for existing aerostat.
(VII) 27 sensor repeaters.
(VIII) 27 communications repeaters.

AT POINTS OF ENTRY, CHECKPOINTS:

(I) 7 fiber-optic tank inspection scopes.
(II) 3 license plate readers, including mobile, tactical, and fixed.
(III) 12 portable contraband detectors.
(IV) 7 radiation isotope identification devices.
(V) 12 radiation isotope identification devices updates.
(VI) 254 personal radiation detectors.
(VII) 19 mobile automated targeting systems.

DEL RIO, TEXAS

BETWEEN PORTS OF ENTRY:

(I) 3 integrated fixed towers.
(II) 74 fixed camera systems(with relocation capability), which include remote video surveillance systems.
(III) 47 mobile surveillance systems, which include mobile video surveillance systems, agent-portable surveillance systems, and mobile surveillance capability systems.
(IV) 868 unattended ground sensors, including seismic, imaging, and infrared.
(V) 174 handheld equipment devices, including handheld thermal imaging systems and night vision goggles.
(VI) 26 mobile/handheld inspection scopes and sensors for checkpoints.
(VII) 1 improved surveillance capabilities for existing aerostat.
(VIII) 21 sensor repeaters.
(IX) 21 communications repeaters.

AT POINTS OF ENTRY, CHECKPOINTS:

(I) 4 license plate readers, including mobile, tactical, and fixed.
(II) 13 radiation isotope identification devices updates.
(III) 3 mobile automated targeting systems.
(IV) 6 land automated targeting systems.

LAREDO, TEXAS

BETWEEN THE PORTS OF ENTRY:

(I) 2 integrated fixed towers.
(II) 69 fixed camera systems (with relocation capability), which include remote video surveillance systems.
(III) 38 mobile surveillance systems, which include mobile video surveillance systems, agent-portable surveillance systems, and mobile surveillance capability systems.
(IV) 573 unattended ground sensors, including seismic, imaging, and infrared.
(V) 124 handheld equipment devices, including handheld thermal imaging systems and night vision goggles.
(VI) 38 sensor repeaters.
(VII) 38 communications repeaters.

AT POINTS OF ENTRY, CHECKPOINTS:

(I) 1 non-intrusive inspection system.
(II) 7 fiber-optic tank inspection scopes.
(III) 19 license plate readers, including mobile, tactical, and fixed.
(IV) 2 backscatter.
(V) 14 portable contraband detectors.
(VI) 2 radiation isotope identification devices.
(VII) 18 radiation isotope identification devices updates.
(VIII) 16 personal radiation detectors.
(IX) 24 mobile automated targeting systems.
(X) 3 land automated targeting systems.

RIO GRANDE VALLEY

BETWEEN PORTS OF ENTRY:

(I) 1 integrated fixed towers.
(II) 87 fixed camera systems(with relocation capability), which include remote video surveillance systems.
(III) 27 mobile surveillance systems, which include mobile video surveillance systems, agent-portable surveillance systems, and mobile surveillance capability systems.
(IV) 716 unattended ground sensors, including seismic, imaging, and infrared.
(V) 205 handheld equipment devices, including handheld thermal imaging systems and night vision goggles.
(VI) 4 sensor repeaters.
(VII) 1 communications repeater.
(VIII) 2 camera refresh.

AT POINTS OF ENTRY, CHECKPOINTS:

(I) 1 mobile non-intrusive inspection system.
(II) 11 fiberoptic tank inspection scopes.
(III) 1 license plate reader.
(IV) 2 backscatter.
(V) 2 card reader system.
(VI) 8 portable contraband detectors.
(VII) 5 radiation isotope identification devices.
(VIII) 18 radiation isotope identification devices updates.
(IX) 135 personal radiation detectors.

AIR AND MARINE ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST BORDER:

(I) 4 unmanned aircraft systems.
(II) 6 VADER radar systems.
(III) 17 UH-1N helicopters.
(IV) 8 C-206H aircraft upgrades.
(V) 8 AS-350 light enforcement helicopters.
(VI) 10 Blackhawk helicopter 10 A-L conversions, 5 new Blackhawk M Model.
(VII) 30 marine vessels.


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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Michael Benjamin

    A giant give away to security/military companies. The federal government grows by 20,000 in one fell swoop. It will take 10 years if ever to implement all these requirements. So much for reigning in our out of control government.

    This is a win/win for Republicans. They will finally get their militarized southern border while the illegals will wait and wait and wait if ever to see a green card.

    The coyotes will be laughing while they dig new tunnels to smuggle more illegals in to the country.

    Our government gets more stupid everyday.

    June 22, 2013 02:11 am at 2:11 am |
  2. Robert Morales

    Oh look, our own Berlin Wall... sounds pretty impressive which means pretty expensive. Oh well, someone will get rich off this, I mean not the American Taxpayers, but some private contractor that I'm sure has no ties what-so-ever to any politician that's voting for this

    June 22, 2013 02:40 am at 2:40 am |
  3. David in Tampa

    wow there is some SERIOUS pork in them thar hills!

    June 22, 2013 04:18 am at 4:18 am |
  4. 1108

    Let's see

    McCain/GOP/MIC want to start another trillion dollar, unfunded, "off the books" war in the middle east. The GOP want to spend billions on a fence to "attempt" (i.e. it won't work) to keep Mexicans out. But the GOP won't give our own farmers a farm bill.
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    Obama already started the unfunded off the books war in the middle east

    June 22, 2013 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  5. Donkey Party

    Funny how the delusional, insanely ignorant right-winger filth says "liberals don't want border security", when under the Obama administration, illegal immigration is at record lows, while deportations are at record highs, meaning the border is more secure than any other time in history, yet here they are, refusing to accept facts, because truth and reality don't penetrate their bizzarro-world bubbles.

    June 22, 2013 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  6. Randy, San Francisco

    Speaker Boehner will be in the hot seat again because he can't depend on his back stabbing leadership team and uncontrollable caucus made up of Tea Partiers and conservative purists. He will have to go begging for Democratic votes again.

    June 22, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
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