Immigration enforcement faces modest cuts under Obama’s new budget
The Department of Homeland Security and its immigration enforcement agency took a modest cut under President Obama’s proposed federal budget for 2013. The move calls for a 0.5% decrease in spending, bringing the 2012 spending of $39.5 billion down by $191 million. The goals of Obama’s new immigration enforcement plans are to increase enforcement efforts while decreasing the number of illegal immigrants in detention. The plan would also unify the work of the two distinct agencies, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, in order to streamline efforts. More information about how Obama’s 2013 budget plan affects immigration enforcement can be found here.