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New York City’s Immigration Attorneys Discuss The Recent Increase in Border Security Spending August 28, 2014

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New York City’s Immigration Attorneys Discuss The Recent Increase in Border Security Spending, Manhattan, New York

The immigration lawyers at Berd & Klauss PLLC offer full-service immigration legal services. They have the expertise to navigate complex immigration matters and help those individuals seeking work authorization in the US as well as those interested in permanent residence, visas, green cards, and US citizenship. They also help businesses who want to employ foreign national employees and help defend individuals against deportation. Recently, the news has been busy with talk about the increase in border security spending to help keep out illegal immigrants. Here, the immigration lawyers highlight a few of facts surrounding border security.

US taxpayers will pay $12 billion for border security this year with 70% of this amount being used on inspections and trade facilitation at or between ports of entry and administration. This is an incredible amount of money, and many citizens think this is unnecessary and over the top. However, many welcome the increase in spending. In Texas, Governor Rick Perry is beefing up the border patrol and increasing the number of National Guard troops. He says that the move was necessary as the federal government is failing to do anything substantial enough. Others are worried that these measures will militarize the border and negatively affect towns nearby, such as McAllen and the Rio Grande valley.

In 2012 these patrols covered 1900 miles of border with Mexico, processed 350 million travelers, seized 23,000 violations of intellectual property rights, prevented $1.2 billion counterfeit goods from entering the US, apprehended 365,000 undocumented immigrants, and seized more than 4.2 million pounds of narcotics.

If you need any help regarding immigration services, don’t hesitate to contact Berd & Klauss, PLLC! Visit their website for important information regarding their practice areas and read useful resources to answer your questions. Give the immigration lawyers a call at (212) 461-7152 today!

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