Trump Administration Requests Additional Funding To Operate Immigrant Detention Centers
Meanwhile, in Texas, questions abound about the future of the Tornillo Immigration Center.
White House Requests Additional $190M For Housing Detained Migrant Children, Dem Lawmaker Says
The Trump administration has asked for an additional $190 million to operate immigrant detention facilities, according to a top House Democratic appropriator. “The White House has had the audacity to ask Congress for more money, even though we are done” with appropriations for the year, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) told reporters on a conference call Thursday. “Over my dead body will we provide another nickel for these folks to do what they’re doing." DeLauro is set to become head of the House Appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), starting in January. (Weixel, 12/6)
The Texas Tribune:
Future Of Tornillo Immigration Center Is Unclear After Contract Expires
With just weeks before a federal contract to operate a West Texas detention center for undocumented immigrant minors is set to expire, there is still no word whether the Trump administration plans to keep the site open into 2019. But the shelter operators maintain that another contract extension would be just one more short-term solution to a larger problem that needs a permanent fix. (Aguilar, 12/7)