NEW YORK, N.Y. — The U.S. will be beefing up its security presence along the U.S./Canada border, especially in New York, if Congress approves a proposal by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.
Senators Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton made the suggestion, emphasizing that due preference will be given to New York State when officers are deployed.
The move would see staffing increase by about 289 officers along the border, including inspectors, agents and canine enforcement officers.
Schumer says that “Ensuring that New York’s border areas are able to keep their economic development efforts on track entails providing our crossings with the resources they need to keep pace with increased traffic and commerce.”
Clinton chimes in that “With the flow of commercial traffic between New York and Canada growing heavier every day, I am delighted that New York will receive these much needed resources.”
The approval will clear the way or about $25 million in spending, should it get clearance from the full Congress.