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White House FY2020 Budget Proposal includes $8.6 billion in border wall funding

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 11, 2019

    President Trump requests $8.6 billion in border wall funding as part of the fiscal year 2020 budget proposal. CBP's budget would increase by 22% and additional provisions of the budget proposal include creation of a new “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Fund.” Trump's budget proposes increases in immigration filing fees and worksite enforcement penalties as well as financing from “mandatory receipts,” which could refer to visa application fees, customs fees and other sources of revenue, and tax dollars appropriated for other purposes. [ID #379]

    Budget of the U.S. Government, FY 2020: A Budget for a Better America
  3. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    April 9, 2021

    Summary of the President’s Discretionary Funding Request (FY 2022)

    This Biden administration policy would, if enacted, revoke in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On April 9, 2021, OMB issued a Summary of the President’s Discretionary Funding Request. Although "[t]he President’s 2022 discretionary request provides $52.0 billion for DHS," it "includes no additional funding for border wall construction and proposes the cancellation of prior-year balances that are unobligated at the end of 2021."

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Current Status

Not in effect
April 9, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Proposed
Trump Administration Action: Legislation
Subject Matter: Interior Border
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE USCIS Other


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    An administration official told Politico that between the 2020 budget, the 2019 authorization and emergency declaration, and the barriers the administration has built or is building from 2017 and 2018 funds, Trump would be able to boast the completion of 722 miles of barriers in time for the 2020 presidential election. The administration official described this as “finishing the wall."

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