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A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle keeps watch along the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle keeps watch along the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Yesterday, we reported that in the coming months, the federal government will finalize contracts — worth hundreds of millions of dollars — for new surveillance technology to be deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Immigration reform — if it passes — will likely include new funds for security and border enforcement.

And that’s generating a buzz among defense contractors and private tech companies that see border security as a lucrative business venture.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jude Joffe-Block of Fronteras Desk has the report.

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This segment aired on September 12, 2013.

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