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USCIS requests transfer of over $200 million to ICE for immigration enforcement purposes

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 1, 2019

    USCIS seeks to transfer over $200 million into ICE for immigration enforcement purposes, including hiring over 300 law enforcement officers. USCIS is primarily funded through filing fees, which are deposited into the “Immigration Examination Fees Account” to fund the cost of processing immigration benefit applications and associated support benefits. In the 2019 budget justification that USCIS submitted to Congress, it requested to transfer $207.6 million out of IEFA — and the agency altogether — into ICE's budget. [ID #369]

    USCIS Budget Overview: Fiscal Year 2019 Congressional Justification
  2. Effective Date

    January 1, 2019

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Proposed
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Interior
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

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