Wait, isn’t there a hurricane coming?
Courtesy of CNN:
The Trump administration plans to shift at least $155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster relief fund to support its policy of returning some migrants to Mexico.
The Department of Homeland Security has informed Congress it will reprogram and transfer $271 million in total to its immigration enforcement agency from elsewhere in the department, including the FEMA money, according to documents obtained by CNN.
The moves comes as Tropical Storm Dorian nears hurricane strength as it approaches Puerto Rico.
Last week, the administration announced its intention to hold migrant families indefinitely, aimed at scrapping a settlement that put a 20-day limit on family detention.
DHS notified Congress of its plan to reprogram and transfer funds from agencies over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS’ enforcement arm, on July 26, according to a DHS official. The department plans to transfer around $116 million for ICE detention beds, as well as transportation and deportation, the official said.
The department will not pull funds for detention beds from the US Secret Service, the Office of the Inspector General, and the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
“In this case, this is a must-pay bill that needed to be addressed,” said the official.
The official could not say that taking this money did not post some risk to FEMA’s ability to respond to national emergencies, but claimed they took pains to minimize that risk.
I swear that Trump will bankrupt this entire country in an effort to keep brown people out of this country.