Congressman Scott recently voted for H.R. 6080, which provides needed security for the US-Mexico border. The new law will:
Help hire 1,000 new Border Patrol agents to permanently patrol our southern border and 250 new Customs and Border Protection agents for our ports of entry. It will also create a “strike force” that will be deployed in different areas of the Southwest border depending on where the need is greatest at any particular moment.
Provides funds to deploy unmanned drones to fly along our southern border and provide our patrol officers on the ground with real-time information on unlawful border crossings.
Provides funds to improve communications capabilities between federal border enforcement and state and local officers along the border.
Provides funds to construct forward operating bases for the Border Patrol to use that are actually located on the border rather than hundreds of miles away.
Provides funds for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to conduct investigations of drug-runners, money-launderers, and human traffickers along our border.
Increases the number of ATF, DEA, and FBI agents and bolsters the number of prosecutors and court resources along our border.