INSTITUTE INDEX: From immigrant deportation relief to enforcement crackdown

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers preparing for a raid. (Photo by ICE.)

Months that Congressional Republicans tried to repeal President Obama's executive action to provide deportation relief to millions of unauthorized immigrants by tying the repeal to a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security: 3

Date that the House of Representatives finally passed a "clean" version of the DHS funding bill that did not include provisions to repeal the President's executive action: 3/3/2015

Portion of House Republicans who, along with all House Democrats, voted for the measure: less than 1/3

Number of Southern* Republican House members who voted for the bill: 15

Number who voted against it: 92

Date until which DHS will be funded under the bill: 9/30/2015

Total budget it allocates for DHS: $40 billion

Amount by which the bill increases funding for immigration enforcement agencies including Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement: $1 billion

Total funding it directs towards Immigration and Customs Enforcement's enforcement, detention and removal operations, including full funding for the controversial 287(g) program that expands local police authority to enforce federal immigration laws: $3.4 billion

Of the 34 local law enforcement agencies currently participating in the 287(g) program, number that are in the South: 20

Minimum number of Border Patrol agents the bill requires the department to employ: 21,370

Number of immigrant detention beds it directs ICE to maintain: 34,000

Amount it allocates to detain children and mothers fleeing violence and poverty in Central America: $362 million

Factor by which the Obama administration is expanding DHS' family detention capacity: 37

Number of children and mothers that a new family detention center in Dilley, Texas alone will be able to hold: 2,400

Rank of the federal government's spending on immigration enforcement among all federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Secret Service, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: 1

*The Institute for Southern Studies defines the South as including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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