HTML _ RS20183 - Immigration and Naturalization Service's FY2000 Budget
18-Aug-1999; William Krouse; 6 p.

Abstract: For FY2000, the House-passed Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary appropriations act would provide $4.264 billion in total funding for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), including $100 million to hire an additional 1,000 Border Patrol agents, and $200 million for additional detention space (H.R. 2670; H.Rept. 106-283). The Senate-passed bill would provide INS with $3.999 billion in total funding, including $101 million to hire an additional 1,000 Border Patrol agents, nearly $23 million for Border Patrol equipment, $10 million to continue deploying remote border surveillance technologies, $3 million for law enforcement support centers, and $1.5 million to establish new dedicated commuter lanes at ports of entry (S. 1217; S.Rept. 106-76). By comparison, the Administration had requested $4.270 billion. The Administration has been moving forward with plans to restructure INS by more clearly separating the agency's service and enforcement functions, but would maintain these two functions within INS. Other proposals, meanwhile, to restructure INS differently have been introduced (H.R. 2528, H.R. 2680, and S. 1563). This report will be updated to reflect legislative action. [read report]

Topics: Federal Agencies, Population

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