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House Democrats announce cuts to Border Patrol, ICE

Posted on AllSides July 6th, 2020
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immigration, national security, US House, ICE, border patrol

House Democrats on Monday proposed slashing funding for ICE and the Border Patrol, including cutting detention space for people awaiting deportation down to just 10,000 beds during the coronavirus crisis.

Democrats said they wanted to see Homeland Security’s deportation force cut by 25%, and would eliminate detention space for families altogether. That would force U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release all of them into the community, rather than hold them.

In a new bill unveiled Monday, the House Appropriations Committee also zeroed out any funding for President Trump’s border...

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