President Barack Obama on Friday sign into law a $600 million boundary security that will put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border.
Obama signed the bill in the Oval place of work next to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The calculate will fund the hiring of 1,000 new Border Patrol agents to be organized at critical areas along the border, as well as more migration and Customs Enforcement agents. It also provides for new communications equipment and greater use of unmanned surveillance drones.
A number of Republicans, including Arizona Sen. John McCain, say that while the legislation is a create, it falls short by not radically increasing the number of customs examiners the length of the border and not financial support a program that charges illegal immigrants with a low-level crime.