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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:27 pm 
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ICE says it needs a $1 billion funding boost to meet Trump’s aggressive deportation goals - WP

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is aggressively lobbying for an additional $1 billion to boost deportations to their highest levels yet under President Trump, according to a budget document obtained by The Washington Post.

The agency urged Congress last month to include the extra funds in a stopgap spending measure that lawmakers must pass to avoid a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1.

On Thursday, congressional leaders from both political parties agreed to postpone a fight over Trump’s plan for building a border wall until after the November elections. The deal would keep the government open using a series of spending bills, including a “continuing resolution” that would fund federal agencies through Dec. 7. ICE asked Congress to include the $1 billion increase in the continuing resolution.

[Congress planning to avert government shutdown]

In the funding request, officials said they anticipated deporting more than 253,000 immigrants during the next fiscal year, which goes from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2019. That would be the government’s highest target since 2014, when the Obama administration expelled more than 300,000.

Recent statistics show the administration is on track this year to deport substantially more than the 226,000 immigrants deported in 2017, though final numbers won’t be available for several weeks. Officials are deporting roughly 20,000 immigrants a month, and had expelled more than 191,000 as of June 30.

Without the extra money, officials warned in the request, they may be forced to suspend arrests and deportations of people deemed “threats to public safety” until Congress passes a full spending bill. Officials also said that thousands of immigrants detained in federal custody may suffer “reductions in services” if Congress denies the funding, though they did not provide specifics.

Katie Waldman, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman, said the proposed $1 billion increase mirrors the agency’s $8.2 billion budget request for fiscal 2019.

“If the Congress approves the request, ICE would have the funding for operations necessary to support and increase staffing and operations as the DHS Secretary determines to be appropriate,” Waldman said in a statement.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:25 pm 
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Report: Dan Gilbert part of group considering buying magazines

A group that includes billionaire Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert is reportedly eyeing the purchase of Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money, the New York Post reported Monday.

The Post said the group is being assembled by Josh Pollack, from Los Angeles-based Velocity Entertainment. It also reportedly includes best-selling author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins................

State gives him quarter of a billion dollars and forces people to pay income tax to him.


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