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DHS moves $155M from disaster relief to immigration enforcement

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 27, 2019

    DHS announces plans to divert $271 million from various DHS accounts to ICE, including $155 million from FEMA in federal disaster aid in order to operate Migrant Protection Protocol immigration hearing facilities on the Southern border. Similarly, $116 million from other DHS agencies will be diverted to fund ICE adult detention beds and transportation. [ID #423]

    DHS Reprogramming and Transferring $271 Million to Fund ICE Detention Beds and Open Temporary MPP Immigration Hearing Facilities

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: USCIS ICE FEMA

Associated or Derivative Policies


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