Dollar amounts reflected in Billions
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is appropriated $6.4 billion in discretionary spending, which is $550 million above the FY2016 enacted level. Of this amount, $617 million is for the procurement of additional detention beds as well as to account for associated logistical costs. Additionally, $2.1 billion is for domestic and international investigation programs, which includes visa screening and combatting drug smuggling. This total appropriation represents an increase of $92 million from enacted FY2016 levels.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is appropriated $7.8 billion, which is an increase of $331 million from FY2016.
- $3,000,000 for the Border Security Deployment Program
- $4,000,000 for small unmanned aerial systems.
Within Operations and Support Appropriations:
- CBP is appropriated $4,221,813,000 for Border Security Operations.
- As part of this appropriation, CBP is ordered to maintain a minimum staffing presence of 2,212 agents along the northern border until a workload staffing model is completed. A briefing must also be given to the appropriate committees regarding the progress of the workload staffing model.
- CBP is appropriated $4,091,089,000 for Trade and Travel Operations.
- CBP is ordered to provide an expenditure plan for biometric exit activities 90 days after the implementation of this act.
- CBP is ordered to develop a resource allocation model for the Office of Field Operations that is delineated by field office and details staffing needs, hours of operations, funding needs, and planned enforcement initiatives.
- CBP is ordered to provide a multi-year investment plan for Non-Intrusive Inspection equipment in time for the FY 2019 budget.
- CBP is ordered to provide monthly updates on its efforts to secure statutory authority to collect fees from travelers using the Electronic Visa Update System.
- CBP is appropriated 1,013,677,000 for Integrated Operations.
- This includes $15,000,000 is for upgrading Unmanned Aerial Systems to a single configuration.
- $8,000,000 is for facilities improvements and other necessary enhancements to ensure continuity of UAS training programs.
- CBP is appropriated 1,574,057,000 for Mission Support.
- CBP is ordered to detail the costs and benefits derived from establishing the office of Enterprise Services.
- CBP is ordered to work with the Office of Personnel Management to improve the retention rate of U.S. Border Patrol Officers. Within 120 days, CBP will brief the Committees on its recruitment and retention strategy.
- $236,430,000 for the transfer of the Office of Biometric Identity (OBIM) from DHS to CBP.
- A reduction of $200,633,000 towards pay and benefits.
- A reduction of $10,000,000 towards non-pay and benefit funding.
- CBP in March 2017 revised their hiring projections which resulted in the Agency needing 3,000 fewer staff than originally projected resulting in reductions in pays and benefits.
- $15,941,000 is to procure an additional multi-role enforcement aircraft.
- $43,459,000 is for Integrated Fixed Towers.
- $31,500,000 is for additional light enforcement helicopters.
Reductions from the budget request include:
- $11,000,000 from Non-Intrusive Inspection equipment which was planned to carryover into Fiscal Year 2018.
- $19,000,000 for a proposed construction project in which the funds requested were insufficient.
- $56,507,000 due to the denial of the request to transfer OBIM to CBP.
Additional DHS Appropriations
$1,520,242,000 is additionally appropriated for enhanced border security purposes and provided in addition to agency base budgets. Of this amount, 772,213,000 is for CBP. This money includes:
- $274,813,000 for CBP’s Operations and Support. Of this amount:
- $33,920,000 for U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) Operations.
- $20,000,000 for Border Technology – Tactical Communications.
- $10,000,000 for CBP National Targeting Center Enhancements.
- $39,804,000 for Port of Entry Technology Enhancements.
- $18,143,000 for a Tethered Aerostat Radar System for the Office of Air and Marine.
- $497,400,000 is for CBP’s Procurement, Construction, and Improvements. Of this amount:
- $37,000,000 is for 18 Remote Video Surveillance Systems along the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo Sectors.
- $11,500,000 is for 19 Mobile Video Surveillance Systems in Laredo and Del Rio Sectors.
- $10,300,000 is for Port of Entry technology.
ICE is appropriated $6,168,532,000 for Operations and Support.Of this amount:
- $15,770,000 is for investigations of forced labor and child labor law violations.
- $18,000,000 is for the Visa Security Program.
- $6,000,000 is to develop a comprehensive plan for immigration data improvement.
- Of this amount, $16,000,000 is for TECS Modernization.
TSA would be appropriated $7,105,047,000 for Operations and Support.Of this amount:
- $7,600,000 is to fully fund FY2017 requirements for the Screening Partnership Program;
- $1,407,491,000 is for Other Operations and Enforcement;
- $945,840,000 is for Mission Support.
- Of this amount, $170,410,000 is for Aviation Screening Infrastructure.
- $5,000,000 would be appropriated for Research and Development.