Trump Transfers FEMA Disaster Funds to Immigration Enforcement

Nicole Rojas
Sep 1, 2019 - 9:00
Trump Transfers FEMA Disaster Funds to Immigration Enforcement

The Trump administration will shift $155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster relief fund to the president’s immigration enforcement agency.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to reprogram and transfer a total of $271 million to the administration’s immigration enforcement efforts. On July 26, the department announced to Congress its plans to reprogram and shuffle funds from different agencies — including FEMA and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) — to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a DHS official told CNN.

The unidentified official said about $116 million from other agencies would be transferred to fund ICE detention beds,...

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