DHS Backup Border Plan Would Take Millions From TSA, Other Agencies

A spokesman for DHS said the department is “considering all options” to address the influx of migrants on the Southwest border

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The Department of Homeland Security is requesting $232 million from the Transportation Security Administration to fund border operations in the event that Congress does not agree to fund $1.1 billion of its funding request, according to documents of a contingency plan obtained by NBC News.

Other components of DHS, which includes the Federal Emergency Management Administration, have also been asked to provide a portion of their overall budget to contribute to the $1.1 billion goal, according to the documents.

Internal emails and a PowerPoint presentation at the Transportation Security Administration last week outlined a plan on how the agency would fund a “tax” its parent agency may levy upon it. 

A spokesman for DHS said the department is “considering all options” to address the influx of migrants on the Southwest border.

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