Obama's Budget Holds Out Hope For Immigration Reform

Law360, New York (February 9, 2016, 6:03 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama unveiled his proposed $4 trillion budget for the 2017 fiscal year on Tuesday, calling for $600 million less in discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security than the president sought last time and expressing continued hope for comprehensive immigration reform.

In his final budget proposal to Congress, Obama asked for $40.6 billion in discretionary funding for DHS, representing a decrease from the $41.2 billion sought by the president for the last fiscal year.

Among the proposed cuts for the agency are $319 million less for immigration detention beds, although U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would still...

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