immigration

Enactment of the sweeping immigration bill now before Congress would yield billions of dollars in new and expanded federal contracts for a host of defense and tech companies.

The legislation, which cleared the Senate last week, would direct the government to buy everything from four new drone aircraft and 15 Blackhawk helicopters to night vision goggles and high tech surveillance systems.

Most of the new spending is included in a $38 billion border security amendment sponsored by Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) that was added to the bill in the hopes it would build GOP support in the Senate.

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