White House Asks Congress for $3.7 Billion for Border Surge

White House Asks Congress for $3.7 Billion for Border Surge

"[T]oday the President is requesting a $3.7 billion supplemental appropriation focused on:

  • Deterrence, including increased detainment and removal of adults with children and increased immigration court capacity to speed cases
  • Enforcement, including enhanced interdiction and prosecution of criminal networks, increased surveillance, and expanded collaborative law enforcement task force efforts
  • Foreign Cooperation, including improved repatriation and reintegration, stepped-up public information campaigns, and efforts to address the root causes of migration
  • Capacity, including increased detainment, care, and transportation of unaccompanied children

The supplemental appropriation broken down below would fund activities at the Departments of, Homeland Security (DHS), Justice (DOJ), State and other International Programs, and Health and Human Services (HHS)." - White House, July 8, 2014.