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

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 1, 2019
Status: Proposed
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Interior
Agencies Affected: ICE USCIS

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