S.744 Immigration bill - Sec. 1103: NATIONAL GUARD SUPPORT TO SECURE THE SOUTHERN BORDER
Posted Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:55 pm
- (a) In General- With the approval of the Secretary of
Defense, the Governor of a State may order any units or personnel of the
National Guard of such State to perform operations and missions under
section 502(f) of title 32, United States Code, in the Southwest Border
region for the purposes of assisting U.S. Customs and Border Protection
in securing the Southern border.
- (b) Assignment of Operations and Missions-
- (1) IN GENERAL- National Guard units and personnel
deployed under subsection (a) may be assigned such operations and
missions specified in subsection (c) as may be necessary to secure the
- (2) NATURE OF DUTY- The duty of National Guard
personnel performing operations and missions described in paragraph (1)
shall be full-time duty under title 32, United States Code.
- (c) Range of Operations and Missions- The operations and
missions assigned under subsection (b) shall include the temporary
- (1) to construct fencing, including double-layer and triple-layer fencing;
- (2) to increase ground-based mobile surveillance systems;
- (3) to deploy additional unmanned aerial systems and
manned aircraft sufficient to maintain continuous surveillance of the
- (4) to deploy and provide capability for radio
communications interoperability between U.S. Customs and Border
Protection and State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies;
- (5) to construct checkpoints along the Southern border to bridge the gap to long-term permanent checkpoints; and
- (6) to provide assistance to U.S. Customs and Border
Protection, particularly in rural, high-trafficked areas, as designated
by the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
- (d) Materiel and Logistical Support- The Secretary of
Defense shall deploy such materiel and equipment and logistical support
as may be necessary to ensure success of the operations and missions
conducted by the National Guard under this section.
- (e) Exclusion From National Guard Personnel Strength
Limitations- National Guard personnel deployed under subsection (a)
shall not be included in--
- (1) the calculation to determine compliance with limits on end strength for National Guard personnel; or
- (2) limits on the number of National Guard personnel
that may be placed on active duty for operational support under section
115 of title 10, United States Code.
NATIONAL GUARD SUPPORT TO SECURE THE SOUTHERN BORDER