Reports tagged “Budget”

Links to long-form information about U.S. border governance and migration

7 Humane, Effective Border and Migration Measures in the House’s 2021 Homeland Security Appropriation

Published by the Washington Office on Latin America on July 27, 2020.

An overview of key measures in the House of Representatives’ version of the 2021 DHS appropriation, including cutting border wall spending, defunding “Remain in Mexico,” reducing ICE detention, and others.

Tags: Border Patrol, Budget, CBP, Detention, Fencing, ICE, Legislation, Oversight, Processing, Remain in Mexico

Decision: U.S. Customs and Border Protection—Obligations of Amounts Appropriated in the 2019 Emergency Supplemental

Published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on June 11, 2020.

GAO finds that CBP failed to spend emergency funds for detained migrants’ consumables, medical care, and humane processing as Congress intended, instead devoting the money to items like boats, dirt bikes, and office upgrades. (Link at

Tags: Budget, Congress, Detention, Institutional Culture

Fiscal Year 2019 Customs and Border Protection Border Statistics

Published by Customs and Border Protection on February 11, 2020.

All of the prior-year data that CBP posts to its statistics page, combined in a single PDF file. Includes sector profile, family unit and UAC apprehensions, family unit apprehensions by sector, monthly apprehensions, apprehensions from Mexico and other than Mexico, staffing statistics, deaths, apprehensions by sector, apprehensions since 1925, and budget statistics.

Tags: Apprehensions, Budget, Migrant Deaths, Personnel, Statistics