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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Department of Homeland Security entity, has asked Congress for $18.2 billion to fund operations in fiscal 2020, making it the agency’s biggest annual request for discretionary funds.
In addition to the $18.2 billion ask, CBP asked to use $2.6 billion from fees its customs officers have acquired, for a total proposed budget of $20.8 billion. In fiscal 2019, the White House asked for $14.4 billion.
The article goes on to state the following:
CBP Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez testified Thursday afternoon before the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations that next year’s budget increase was due, in part, to record-high travel and trade levels, as well as a spike in illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border. Both issues mandated more spending on personnel and resources.
.@RepClayHiggins at a @CBP, @ICEgov, & @USCIS budget hearing: “President Trump has the determination to do what it takes to secure the homeland, and I support this thoroughly justified budget request.” https://t.co/kEKDo3fgbz
— House Homeland GOP (@HomelandGOP) May 9, 2019
DHS/CBP budget request includes:
$20.6M: 8,900 ground sensors to track & notify agents of human, vehicular, tunneling activity
$16.7M: 50 drones to surveil remote parts of the borders
$19.4M: Replacing the 95% of service handguns https://t.co/1hJA6ev88S
— Anna Giaritelli (@Anna_Giaritelli) May 9, 2019
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 9, 2019
“Our nation is experiencing an unprecedented border security and humanitarian crisis along our southwest border,” CBP Chief Carla Provost stated in written testimony submitted to lawmakers this week. Put simply, “[W]e are overwhelmed.” https://t.co/yOZyfTmSUd
— CBS 21 News (@CBS21NEWS) May 9, 2019
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