By Ted Hesson
May 22, 2017
The Department of Homeland Security would receive a nearly 7 percent funding boost in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018.
The spending increase would provide an additional $2.6 billion toward border security, including $1.6 billion for a wall along the southern border.
The plan would devote $300 million to recruit and hire 500 additional Border Patrol agents and 1,000 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Under the proposal, $1.5 billion would be allocated for expanded efforts to detain, transport and remove undocumented immigrants.
The plan would also extend customs fees, reform the National Flood Insurance program, and authorize mandatory outlays for U.S. Coast Guard continuation pay. These and other changes would reduce the deficit by $17 billion over a decade, according to the administration.
The budget also expresses support for “commonsense immigration standards” that protect U.S. workers and reduce burdens on taxpayers to save “trillions” of dollars over coming decades.
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