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The U.S. Congress has approved a 600-million-US-dollar border security bill that proponents say will help combat illegal immigration and drug smuggling along the US-Mexican border.
The money will fund new border patrol agents, customs, and border protection officers at points of entry.
The funds will also pay for new special immigration enforcement agents, investigators, and intelligence analysts.
The plan is financed by imposing higher visa fees on some Indian technology companies operating in the United States, prompting a protest from the government of India.
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