Report: $18 Billion Spent on Immigration Enforcement

The federal government, deemed by critics as unwilling to secure the nation’s borders, spends more on immigration enforcement than on all its major law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report released Monday by the Migration Policy Institute.

The think tank’s report estimates that in fiscal year 2012, the federal government spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement efforts, about 24 percent more than it spent in combined funding for the FBI, the Secret Service, the U.S. Marshal's Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Firearms and Explosives. There are also more people in detention annually for ...

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