Trump Administration Considers Cuts to Coast Guard, FEMA to Pay for Border Wall
The Trump administration is considering making cuts to the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for Trump's plan for a southern border wall, according to documents obtained by POLITICO.
POLITICO reports the Office of Management and Budget is seeking a 14 percent cut to the $9.1 billion Coast Guard budget. POLITICO reports the documents say the Trump administration is also looking to cut 11 percent from the TSA budget and 11 percent from the FEMA budget. This is of course contrary to President Trump's promise that Mexico will pay for the wall, which Mexico has refused to do.
Meantime, the Trump administration says the number of people illegally crossing America's southern border has dropped 40 percent within Trump's first term in office. Kelly said Trump's executive orders cracking down on illegal immigration is what led to the downward trend.