smh. if we lose rufuspaul, you'll know who to thank.
Trump administration took nearly $10 million from FEMA's budget to support ICE, documents show
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration took nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's budget this summer to help boost U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to budget documents shared with USA TODAY.
The revelation, just ahead of Hurricane Florence's expected landfall in North and South Carolina, was found by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., who first shared the documents live on MSNBC late Tuesday.
He told USA TODAY that after the devastation of last year's storms, including hurricanes Maria, Harvey and Irma, FEMA should have the funds it needs to be prepared for another disastrous hurricane season.
"It's almost guaranteed to happen again, so this is just incredibly irresponsible," Merkley said.
The budgeting document, titled "Department of Homeland Security FY 2018 transfer and reprogramming notifications," lists $9,755,303 taken from FEMA's budget, about .9 percent of the agency's listed overall budget, and given to support ICE.
Money was also taken from other agencies, including millions from the Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard, to help ICE, the document states.
The document lists the additional money was taken to help ICE detain immigrants along the southern border, fund beds in detention centers and remove undocumented immigrants from the country.
good to see maga's priorities are straight- kidnapping and detaining immigrant children in concentration camps is more important than having the necessary funds for fema to deal with hurricane season.
It doesn't bother you that we have an idiot for a President?
What I do love, is that it bothers you guys so much.
Oh, and you were still wearing diapers at the time, but your people said the same thing about George W. Bush, and look at Bush now...
This is the Liberals' shtick. Denigrate the sitting Republican President to an exhausting degree until his term is over (which was two terms for Bush), and then 8 years later invite him to your talk show.
So if history is any indicator, Trump will serve two terms, and we'll see him on Colbert and Fallon.
But yeah, keep the shtick up. It's a guaranteed two terms.