How the New Federal Budget Will Affect ImmigrationPresident Biden recently submitted his 2023 budget request to Congress, Overall, it signals more support for immigrants.
For example, the proposed budget earmarks an additional $765 million for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which could help clear the massive immigration backlog now plaguing the U.S. legal system. While the overall budget for ICE will rise slightly, the funding for its detention would fall by $370 million, necessitating a reduction in detained immigrants from 34,000 down to 24,000. If this budget passes, it would also signify the end of family detention.
As part of a significant increase to the budget of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an additional $300 million will be devoted to migrant medical services and transportation.
Biden Released His Budget for 2023 – What Does it Mean for Immigration Issues?
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