According to internal documents obtained and released by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), nearly $10 million was transferred from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to bolster ICE's budget for immigrant detention.
The documents show that money was transferred around the time that hurricane season began and money was also transferred from other critical agencies.
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.
Funds were also transferred from the Coast Guard and the TSA to boost ICE's budget and you can add this to the list of things Democrats should investigate if they regain control of oversight.
$10 million isn't necessarily a lot of money in the grand scheme, but that would buy a whole lot of clean water and FEMA's budget has already been stretched thin.
Isn't it ironic that it took electing their Republican savior to build the FEMA camps that conspiracy theorists said President Obama was building?