Summary: S.1604 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/22/2011)

Emergency Port of Entry Personnel and Infrastructure Funding Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to hire, by the end of FY2016, an additional: (1) 5,000 full-time U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers to serve on all inspection lanes and enforcement teams at U.S. land ports of entry on the northern and southern borders of the United States, and (2) 350 full-time support staff for all U.S. ports of entry.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) equip each CBP officer with a secure communication and satellite-enabled device that allows communication between ports of entry and inspection stations, and with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement entities; and (2) establish a grant program for the purchase of detection equipment at land ports of entry and communication and biometric devices for state and local law enforcement officers serving on the southern border.

Authorizes: (1) the Commissioner of CBP to construct land ports of entry, acquire necessary land or land interests, and construct additional ports of entry along the borders; and (2) the Secretary to acquire necessary real property leaseholds.

Authorizes appropriations. Rescinds specified funds equal to such appropriations.