“The Department of Homeland Security is moving $271 million from other agencies such as FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard to increase the number of beds for detained immigrants and support its policy forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases play out.”
“The news comes as hurricane season is ramping up and Tropical Storm Dorian is heading toward Puerto Rico.”
“The sprawling 240,000-person Homeland Security Department includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Coast Guard and the new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure in addition to immigration agencies.”
“It is not uncommon for unassigned funds to be transferred…” Read the full article here.
Source: Homeland Security raids Coast Guard coffers to pay for border programs – By Colleen Long, August 27, 2019. NavyTimes.