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Migrants Going Home Can't Take Their Money With Them

La Opinin, Posted: Apr 09, 2009

NEW YORK-- Immigrants returning home from the United States with their life savings may face an unforeseen expense: Many are unaware of the Bank Secrecy Act that prohibits traveling across borders with more than $10,000. Cirilo Martinez told La Opinin that his savings was confiscated by the Customs and Border Patrol. It is unlikely that Martinez will be able to recuperate the $26,000 he made in six years, working 15 hour shifts at a Chinese restaurant and as a mechanic on the weekends, according to the Center for Human Rights of Mount Tlachinollan. Employees of the center told La Opinin that government and financial institutions have been unresponsive to migrants' requests to have their money reimbursed. Without the cooperation of his employer to prove that he was paid, and with no bank account, Martinez has few legal recourses to get his money back.

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