Do you serve individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP) at one of the many border entry points within the United States, but lack proper professional interpreting services to facilitate the immigration process? Here at Language Connections, we specialize in providing a multitude of LEP services such as immigration interpretation to aid government entities and recent migrants.
The CBP And The Need For Immigration Interpretation
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which is a federal branch of the Department of Homeland Security, is the nation’s largest federal law enforcement agency. It is directly responsible for securing the nation’s more than 300 ports of entry and facilitating international travel and trade. According to CBP quarterly statistics, immigration levels at the border ports have reached an all-time high within the last year, with over 2 million authorized people crossing through a port of entry. While there are millions of people who cross through ports of entry every year into the United States from all over the world, English is often an unintelligible language for incoming migrants and limits the ability of agency personnel and immigrants to effectively communicate during the process of legally entering the United States, requiring the assistance of interpreting and translation services.
Federal Regulations On Immigration Interpreting And Language Access
Because of these growing numbers of incoming LEP individuals that U.S. Customs and Border Protection have implemented a multitude of language access rules and regulations to better combat the ongoing issue. For instance, in 2000, the CBP implemented Executive Order 13166, which required federal agencies to examine the services they provide and identify any LEP-specific needs to develop resources made available in their language.
The Department of Homeland Security has also implemented their own DHS Language Access Plan, which states that each DHS component agency is responsible for following the outlined language access plan towards LEP individuals to better aid with their integration into American society.
The CBP has created their own as well under the CBP Language Access Plan (in multiple languages) which outlines a language access policy and system to provide access to programs and activities for LEP’s. However, as an update to the original CBP language access plan for LEP immigration into the U.S., the CBP created an alternative plan labeled as the CBP Supplementary Language Access Plan (In Multiple Languages), an update on policy procedures to better implement the rules and regulations set forth by the original plan that was created in 2016.
Why Choose Us?
Here at Language Connections, we understand that working at the border without sufficient professional language services such as those offered by Language Connections can make processing the significant numbers of immigrants entering the U.S. extremely difficult. With our over 30 years of experience providing professional interpreting, translation, and localization services in over 100 languages, we are uniquely positioned to solve your language needs.
About Language Connections:
Language Connections is one of the top language service companies in the US. Over the last 30 years, we’ve focused on providing the best business translation services, interpreting services, as well as interpreter training and customized language training programs. In addition to top-tier corporate language training, we offer certified corporate interpreters and professional business translation services in 200+ languages. Our network includes linguists with backgrounds in all major industries. They’re ready to meet your needs, whether they’re for technical translation services, legal translation, government translation services, international development translation services, education translation services, life sciences translation, or something else. Reach out to us today for a free quote on our cost-efficient and timely translation services, interpreters, or other linguistic services.
Language Connections Inc.
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