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WashPost: ICE Requests Additional $1B in Funding

WashPost: ICE Requests Additional $1B in Funding
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By    |   Thursday, 13 September 2018 10:41 PM

U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is pushing for an additional $1 billion in funding to meet President Donald Trump’s deportation requirements, according to The Washington Post.

ICE last month urged Congress to include the additional $1 billion in funding in a stopgap spending measure as it anticipated deporting more than 253,000 immigrants during the next fiscal year, which goes from Oct. 1 to Sep. 30, 2019, according to the Post.

Katie Waldman, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman, said the proposed increase mirrors the agency's $8.2 billion budget request for fiscal 2019.

"If the Congress approves the request, ICE would have the funding for operations necessary to support and increase staffing and operations as the DHS Secretary determines to be appropriate," Katie Waldman, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, told the Post.

The report comes one day after NPR reported the Trump administration transferred nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management to ICE over the summer to cover the costs of detaining and deporting more migrants than the agency had expected.

Without the transfer, ICE stated it would "not be able to deport those who have violated immigration laws. ICE could also be forced to reduce its current interior enforcement operations."

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