ICE says it needs a $1 billion funding boost to meet Trump’s aggressive deportation goals

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This is absurd...44% of those deported had no criminal record. If you read the article, you'll find that part of their rationale for the additional funding is to deal with criminal immigrants.

ICE says it needs a $1 billion funding boost to meet Trump’s aggressive deportation goals
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is aggressively lobbying for an additional $1 billion to boost deportations to their highest levels yet under President Trump, according to a budget document obtained by The Washington Post.

The agency urged Congress last month to include the extra funds in a stopgap spending measure that lawmakers must pass to avoid a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1.

On Thursday, congressional leaders from both political parties agreed to postpone a fight over Trump’s plan for building a border wall until after the November elections. The deal would keep the government open using a series of spending bills, including a “continuing resolution” that would fund federal agencies through Dec. 7. ICE asked Congress to include the $1 billion increase in the continuing resolution.

In the funding request, officials said they anticipated deporting more than 253,000 immigrants during the next fiscal year, which goes from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2019. That would be the government’s highest target since 2014, when the Obama administration expelled more than 300,000.

[…]

Without the extra money, officials warned in the request, they may be forced to suspend arrests and deportations of people deemed “threats to public safety” until Congress passes a full spending bill. Officials also said that thousands of immigrants detained in federal custody may suffer “reductions in services” if Congress denies the funding, though they did not provide specifics.

[…]

The administration says its top priority remains deporting criminals, but ICE and other immigration agencies are increasingly under fire for targeting immigrants with no criminal records and for splitting up families at the border without a plan to reunite them.

About 44 percent of those deported as of June 30 had no criminal records, according to data maintained by ICE.

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HayJenn

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This is absurd...44% of those deported had no criminal record. If you read the article, you'll find that part of their rationale for the additional funding is to deal with criminal immigrants.

ICE says it needs a $1 billion funding boost to meet Trump’s aggressive deportation goals
From your link

Katie Waldman, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman, said the proposed $1 billion increase mirrors the agency’s $8.2 billion budget request for fiscal 2019.


Seriously? 8.2 billion dollars?

I guess they think they are going to need that much because this is what this administration is doing


Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall number of detained migrant children has exploded to the highest ever recorded — a significant counternarrative to the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the number of undocumented families coming to the United States. Population levels at federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times, reaching a total of 12,800 this month. There were 2,400 such children in custody in May 2017. The huge increases, which have placed the federal shelter system near capacity, are due not to an influx of children entering the country, but a reduction in the number being released to live with families and other sponsors, the data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services suggests. Some of those who work in the migrant shelter network say the bottleneck is straining both the children and the system that cares for them.


The new data was reported to members of Congress, who shared it with The Times. It shows that despite the Trump administration’s efforts to discourage Central American migrants, roughly the same number of children are crossing the border as in years past. The big difference, said those familiar with the shelter system, is that red tape and fear brought on by stricter immigration enforcement have discouraged relatives and family friends from coming forward to sponsor children. Shelter capacities have hovered close to 90 percent since at least May, compared to about 30 percent a year ago. Any new surge in border crossings, which could happen at any time, could quickly overwhelm the system, operators say.

The administration appeared to move to address that on Tuesday, when it announced that it will triple the size of a temporary “tent city” in Tornillo, Tex., to house up to 3,800 children through the end of the year. Immigrant advocates and members of Congress reacted to the news with distress, because conditions are comparatively harsh in such large overflow facilities, compared with traditional shelters. Facilities like the one in Tornillo are also more expensive to operate, according to Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds the shelter program. She said such facilities cost about $750 per child per day, or three times the amount of a typical shelter.

Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever


So in other words, they want more money for their major screw up - making it harder for relatives, or family friends to sponor the kids?

smh


Oh, and it gets worse

Also from the WP link

The ICE funding request comes weeks after the Department of Homeland Security notified congressional subcommittees that it would move roughly $200 million to ICE from the Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other DHS agencies. The transfer of nearly $10 million from FEMA ignited public outrage as the southeastern United States braces for a powerful hurricane, Florence, and the likelihood of a costly response and cleanup effort.
 

HayJenn

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They need more money because the Trump administration is enforcing the law much more so then the Obama administration.

LOL

From my WP link

In the funding request, officials said they anticipated deporting more than 253,000 immigrants during the next fiscal year, which goes from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2019. That would be the government’s highest target since 2014, when the Obama administration expelled more than 300,000


To point out the obvious though - Obama didn't separate kids from their parents, and they sure as heck made it much easier for relatives and family friends to sponsor a child.

From my NYT times link

Historically, children categorized as “unaccompanied” have been placed with sponsors, such as parents already in the United States, extended family members or family friends, as soon as the sponsors can be vetted by federal authorities. But the new data shows that the placement process has slowed significantly. Monthly releases have plummeted by about two-thirds since last year.

The delays in vetting sponsors relate, in part, to changes the Trump administration has made in how the process works. In June, the authorities announced that potential sponsors and other adult members of their households would have to submit fingerprints, and that the data would be shared with immigration authorities.

Traditionally, most sponsors have been undocumented themselves, and therefore are wary of risking deportation by stepping forward to claim sponsorship of a child. Even those who are willing to become sponsors have had to wait months to be fingerprinted and otherwise reviewed

This is squarely on this administration's screws up when it comes to these kids.
 
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From your link

Katie Waldman, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman, said the proposed $1 billion increase mirrors the agency’s $8.2 billion budget request for fiscal 2019.


Seriously? 8.2 billion dollars?

I guess they think they are going to need that much because this is what this administration is doing


Even though hundreds of children separated from their families after crossing the border have been released under court order, the overall number of detained migrant children has exploded to the highest ever recorded — a significant counternarrative to the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the number of undocumented families coming to the United States. Population levels at federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times, reaching a total of 12,800 this month. There were 2,400 such children in custody in May 2017. The huge increases, which have placed the federal shelter system near capacity, are due not to an influx of children entering the country, but a reduction in the number being released to live with families and other sponsors, the data collected by the Department of Health and Human Services suggests. Some of those who work in the migrant shelter network say the bottleneck is straining both the children and the system that cares for them.


The new data was reported to members of Congress, who shared it with The Times. It shows that despite the Trump administration’s efforts to discourage Central American migrants, roughly the same number of children are crossing the border as in years past. The big difference, said those familiar with the shelter system, is that red tape and fear brought on by stricter immigration enforcement have discouraged relatives and family friends from coming forward to sponsor children. Shelter capacities have hovered close to 90 percent since at least May, compared to about 30 percent a year ago. Any new surge in border crossings, which could happen at any time, could quickly overwhelm the system, operators say.

The administration appeared to move to address that on Tuesday, when it announced that it will triple the size of a temporary “tent city” in Tornillo, Tex., to house up to 3,800 children through the end of the year. Immigrant advocates and members of Congress reacted to the news with distress, because conditions are comparatively harsh in such large overflow facilities, compared with traditional shelters. Facilities like the one in Tornillo are also more expensive to operate, according to Representative Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations subcommittee that funds the shelter program. She said such facilities cost about $750 per child per day, or three times the amount of a typical shelter.

Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever


So in other words, they want more money for their major screw up - making it harder for relatives, or family friends to sponor the kids?

smh


Oh, and it gets worse

Also from the WP link

The ICE funding request comes weeks after the Department of Homeland Security notified congressional subcommittees that it would move roughly $200 million to ICE from the Coast Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other DHS agencies. The transfer of nearly $10 million from FEMA ignited public outrage as the southeastern United States braces for a powerful hurricane, Florence, and the likelihood of a costly response and cleanup effort.
Trump's America...
 
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It is costing $770 a day to house them. And a private company is making the profit. The deficit is exploding, nothing is being accomplished in Congress. Yet Ivanka is worrying about her Daddy?
 
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This is absurd...44% of those deported had no criminal record. If you read the article, you'll find that part of their rationale for the additional funding is to deal with criminal immigrants.

ICE says it needs a $1 billion funding boost to meet Trump’s aggressive deportation goals
Good.

The should have all the resources they need to enforce our laws. That's kinda their job - to enforce our laws.

What's "absurd" are those who think we should just ignore our laws because they think it can get them more votes. Law and order is more important than the democratic party's desire for more power.
 
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Jets

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ICE is doing their job. If additional funding is needed to for them to do what they are supposed to do, what is the issue?

Not seeing a problem here.

Jmo
 
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HayJenn

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ICE is doing their job. If additional funding is needed to for them to do what they are supposed to do, what is the issue?

Not seeing a problem here.

Jmo
Under the new guidelines - they cannot find enough "sponsors" like they did in the past.

So yes, this is a major screw up by the Trump Administration.
 

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