Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:22 PM
suffragette (10,368 posts)
TSA and Border Patrol both received funding increases
This at a time when so many areas face local, state and federal cutbacks.
With the money increasingly being diverted to this security economy comes the continued branching out of these agencies actions in order to justify the money.
TSA Funding Up in 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act
By: Mickey McCarter
12/29/2011 ( 4:00am)
Although overall appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are down slightly this year from Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) remains a consistent winner in the battle of the budget.
In the FY 2012 consolidated spending act (Public Law 112-074) signed by President Barack Obama last Friday, TSA received about $7.85 billion, up $153 million from 2011. TSA and US Customs and Border Protection, perhaps two of the three most visible DHS agencies along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, both received increases although the total DHS budget dropped to $39.6 billion in base discretionary funding in FY 2012, down about $111 million from last year.
We've seen it up in WA state with the Border Patrol expanding their territory, stops and even branching out to areas such as 911 dispatching. This even as a whistle blower noted they are having to create work to spend the $$$.
edited to add:
Think Arizona is bad for immigrants? Try our Olympic Peninsula
"Do you have your papers?" As if Forks were in Eastern Europe 60 years ago.
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