These corporate predators are deploying an army of lobbyists to Congress to target what they see as a booming market. “Border security!” is their battle cry.
These profiteers have already stuffed the Senate’s immigration bill with $46 billion for more militarization of the 2,000-mile border. More drones! More electronic gadgetry! More agents needing more weapons! More war toys! There’s no shortage of opportunities on our southern border.
A platoon of corporate lobbyists embedded their specific wish lists directly in the Senate bill, mandating brand-name purchases. For example, the bill requires the Border Patrol to buy six airborne radar systems from Northrop at $9.3 million each and 15 Black Hawk helicopters from Sikorsky at $17 million apiece.
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