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BIDEN'S PROPOSED BUDGET INCLUDES $4.7 BILLION EMERGENCY FUND FOR BORDER MIGRANT SURGES




President Joe Biden's budget proposal for 2025 includes a $4.7 billion emergency fund designated for border security. This fund is intended to empower the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance operations in response to potential migrant surges. The contingency fund would provide DHS with the flexibility to access funds as necessary when the number of undocumented migrants crossing the southern border surpasses a certain threshold, which remains unspecified in the budget. If the allocated funds are not utilized to address a surge, they would be transferred to the general funds of key agencies such as Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

However, it is anticipated that this request may face resistance from congressional Republicans, who have previously opposed funding requests from the Biden administration aimed at addressing the challenges posed by the high volume of migrants crossing the border. This resistance underscores the ongoing political divide over immigration policy and border security measures.

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