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Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:43 PM

DHS transferred $169 million from other programs to ICE for migrant detention

Source: nbc




4-6 minutes

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The department has the authority to move funds around internally with the approval of Congress and transfers are not unusual. The total DHS budget for fiscal 2018 was $65 billion; FEMA's total budget was $15.5 billion.

DHS spokesperson Tyler Houlton tweeted Tuesday night that, "Under no circumstances was any disaster relief funding transferred from @fema to immigration enforcement efforts. This is a sorry attempt to push a false agenda." He also said that the transferred money came from routine operating expenses and "could not have been used for hurricane response due to appropriation limitations."

On Wednesday, FEMA director Brock Long told Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News, that none of the $10 million transferred from FEMA to ICE came from the Disaster Relief Fund, saying that Merkley was "playing politics" ahead of Hurricane Florence.

"Right now, that money has nothing to do with what you see behind us," he said in an interview from the FEMA response center in Washington.

However, money was taken from the response and recovery, preparedness and protection and mission support operations budgets, which are used to prepare for emergencies like Florence. Those FEMA budgets are for "training for all hazards, preparing our warehouses, making sure we have things ready to go so that we can pre-deploy like you see FEMA doing now," Moira Whelan, FEMA's former chief of staff for the office of Gulf Coast rebuilding, told Maddow on Wednesday. "Taking money away from that operation doesn't just harm [FEMA's hurricane response], it harms us with any disaster we face."........................

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/dhs-transferred-169-million-other-programs-ice-migrant-detention-n909016



A few of the articles state that the Depts need Congressional approval to transfer funds but I have seen no followup to these comments














titan @paintressone
1h1 hour ago
Replying to @NBCNews

Ummm, aren't these determent camps, the tents, the transportation etc., all being run by and the profits made by private companies? So the taxpayers pay for it, but the profits are gotten by private corporations.
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‏ @barbn1943
1h1 hour ago
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How can this all happen without the American people knowing?
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Kevin
‏ @kevin_cracknell
2h2 hours ago

Replying to @NBCNews

That's a lot of cash to be transferring without congressional approval.
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Colorado Born & Raised
‏ @AreUKiddingMe33
2h2 hours ago

Replying to @NBCNews

Remember that whole premise behind Trump's efforts toward getting the undocumented immigrants out our country was because they were costing us so much money.

You can cut the irony with a knife.
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Jeff Reynolds
‏ @JeffRey77925462
2h2 hours ago

Replying to @NBCNews

Trump’s dominoes continue to fall!

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riversedge Sep 13 OP
SHRED Sep 13 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 13 #2
bdamomma Sep 13 #4
bdamomma Sep 13 #3
Leghorn21 Sep 13 #5
KCDebbie Sep 13 #6
pdxflyboy Sep 13 #7
marble falls Sep 13 #8
iluvtennis Sep 13 #9

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:46 PM

1. Crony capitalism at work

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:46 PM

2. Trump morality: More important to split brown families than keep brown Puerto Rican families alive.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:57 PM

4. and even those who are in the path

of Hurricane Florence. Despicable illegal regime we have.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 01:56 PM

3. it's their way

to make America great again..... oh I mean white again , plus they don't care for black and brown people. Jerks.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:05 PM

5. ICE is a private army now. If it wasn't before, it sure as hell is now. My biggest question since

Jan. 20, 2017 has been, “Who will tell ICE to ‘stand down’?”

goddamit

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:53 PM

6. $770/per detained child per day!

12,000 brown children detained = $770 * 12,000 = $9,240,000/day

$9,240,000 * 7 days/wk = $64,680,000/week

$258,720,000 to warehouse 12,000 brown children for 28 days...

But we can't afford healthcare for ALL Americans!

Phuck ALL republicans! PHUCK 'EM!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:01 PM

7. Not only immigrants

I believe that there are some dark, nefarious plans being made by this evil administration that includes the incarceration of many people other than immigrants, that they want to get out of the way. I hope I'm wrong.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:06 PM

8. Sooo much winning. At least 1/2 of what they pay for that $770 ...

per head goes in profits. Most prisons feed prisoners on less than $10.00/day.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/19/2016-17040/annual-determination-of-average-cost-of-incarceration

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SUMMARY:

The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2015 was $31,977.65 ($87.61 per day). (Please note: There were 365 days in FY 2015.) The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Residential Re-entry Center for Fiscal Year 2015 was $26,082.90 ($71.46 per day).
DATES:

Effective Date: July 19, 2016.
ADDRESSES:

Office of General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First St. NW., Washington, DC 20534.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Sep 13, 2018, 03:51 PM

9. All to take children from their parents and put them in cages. E.V.I.L that's Trump/his admin. nt

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