The Benefits Of Border Control: The Cost Of Immigration

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Many Americans want immigrants to enter the country legally. But under our current immigration laws, there aren’t many options for legal immigration. The costs are excessively high and the wait for any kind of status could take years. The process of becoming a legal citizen is time consuming, but shouldn’t be an incentive to come illegal. Border control has increased over the years but still has ways to go. The number of arrests made by Border Patrol agents is on the rise. That number dropped right after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, but it has been climbing. A major problem for border control is the costs. The cost of protecting the nation 's borders has increased 58% since 9/11, but since the attacks, the number of arrests by Border Patrol
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