COST OF IMMIGRA-
TION REFORM BILL KEEPS RISING
By MICHAEL DOYLE
...There is new triple-layer fencing, running more than $3 million a mile.
...There are new vehicle barriers, at $1.3 million a mile.
...There are thousands of new Border Patrol agents, hired and trained at $170,000 each.
...tens of billions of dollars in coming years.
...$25 billion in additional spending between 2007 and 2011,
...By 2016, the additional spending would total an eye-opening $66 billion.
...10,000 new detention beds
...370 miles of new fences.
...unmanned aerial surveillance vehicles,
...more immigration attorneys and judges
... port inspectors and Border Patrol agents.