Funding Added to Boost Southern Border
Additional $10 Million for Immigration Detention Centers
This week, the administration announced a transfer of nearly $10 million to the Department of Homeland Security. The funding was taken from FEMA’s operations and support budget and was transferred into accounts at ICE. DHS and FEMA work closely together on disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery. Secretary of Homeland Security is Kirstjen Nielsen and FEMA Administrator Brock Long have had regular meetings with President Donald Trump leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Florence.
DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton assured the public that no funding was taken away from recovery efforts by saying, “DHS/FEMA stand fiscally and operationally ready to support current and future response and recovery needs.” FEMA is currently poised to aid in the recovery of Hurricane Florence which is set to hit the East Coast on Thursday Evening.
- For the president as he works with department heads to determine the best use of federal funding.
- For the Department of Homeland Security to have wisdom on how best to use the funding to help Americans.
- For guidance for FEMA as they tackle the difficult task of providing aid to those in need.