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DOJ Budget Request Calls for Immigrant Detention Funds

The President released his $22.7 billion budget proposal for the Department of Justice in Fiscal Year 2009. Among the highlights is this funding for the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT):

Detainee Housing and Transportation: $37.6 million to accommodate an
anticipated increase in the number of detainees housed in non-federal
facilities. These resources will be utilized to fund the costs associated
with prisoner detention, care and transportation of detainees along the
Southwest Border.

You can read the full press release on the budget request to see other immigration detention related funding.


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