Border provisions of the underlying bill:
■ The bill sets goals of covering 100 percent of the Mexican border with surveillance, and detaining or turning back 90 percent of would-be crossers.
■ Within six months of enactment of the bill, the Homeland Security Department must develop a border security plan to achieve those goals — including the use of drones, additional agents, and other approaches — and develop a separate plan to identify where more fencing is needed.
■ If the goals of a 90 percent effectiveness rate and continuous surveillance on the border are not met within five years, a Southern Border Security Commission would be established with border-state governors and others to determine how to achieve them.
■ Before anyone in the US illegally can get a new provisional legal status, the border security and border fencing plans must be in place. Before they can get permanent residency, the plans must be substantially completed, and a new entry-exit system must also be implemented at US seaports and airports to track people coming and going. A mandatory system for employers to check workers’ status must also be in place.
■ About 3,500 new customs agents would be hired.
■ The National Guard would be deployed to the border to build fencing and checkpoints and perform other tasks.
Provisions of the Corker-Hoeven amendment:
■ The amendment adds 19,000 new Border Patrol agents, doubling the deployment along the US-Mexico border.
■ It calls for 700 miles of fencing to be completed — 350 more than in the underlying bill.
■ The plan calls for a dozen additional surveillance drones and an array of other high-tech devices to monitor the border with Mexico, including cameras and observation towers, seismic imaging and thermal imaging, and an airborne radar system initially used by the military.
■ No one could get a green card until all these steps are in place. Government officials including the secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense must certify to Congress that the security measures have been implemented.