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[M]ajor military contractors, including Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, are preparing for an unusual desert showdown here this summer, demonstrating their military-grade radar and long-range camera systems in an effort to secure a Homeland Security Department contract worth as much as $1 billion.To assist in the project, the bill also activates the National Guard to participate in all aspects of border enforcement. This includes surveillance, communications, deployment of drones, construction of checkpoints and providing direct assistance during enforcement operations on a full-time basis. There are already 71 traffic checkpoints and 32 permanent checkpoints in eight of the nine border region sectors, but the bill proposes more.
Northrop Grumman, meanwhile, is pitching to Homeland Security officials an automated tracking device--first built for the Pentagon to find roadside bombs in Afghanistan--that could be mounted on aerial drones to find illegal border crossers. And General Atomics, which manufactures the reconnaissance drones, wants to double the size of the fleet under a recently awarded contract worth up to $443 million.
[S]ome experts say these big firms have been using the system to pay foreign-born employees less than their American counterparts, and that immigrant workers with H-1B visas end up being completely beholden to their employers. The path to a green card that confers permanent legal residence can take years, and workers in the middle of the process are often loath to switch companies--an enormous advantage for companies that want to retain workers.A second track of merit-based visas favors employment-based applicants (along with their families) whose applications have been pending five years or more under the current system.
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.What you can't see is that the front of the T-shirt has the words "Fugitive Enforcement NYPD," and what appears to be an official department insignia.