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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

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FY2003 Budget Summary


IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE
IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

(Dollarsin thousands)

AppropriationPerm PosFTEAmount
2001 Actuals
19,959
18,727
$2,730,807
2002 Enacted
20,935
20,126
2,846,224
2002 Counterterrorism Supplemental
963
481
459,300
Adjustments to base:
  Transfer to the DetentionTrustee
-1237
-1237
-614,960
  Increases (see p106)
...
1112
179,804
  Decreases (see p106)
...
...
-392,496
2003 CurrentServices1/
20,661
20,482
2,477,872
Program Improvements (detailedbelow)
1,170
574
680,311
2003 Request 
21,831
21,056
3,158,183
FRHBcosts
...
...
83,615
2003 Total Request 
...
450
3,241,798


Fee AccountsPerm PosFTEAmount
2001 Actuals
4,256
3,913
574,470
2002 Availability
4,810
4,595
723,210
Adjustments to base:
  Increases (see p106)
...
277
39,770
  Decreases (see p106)
...
...
-25,793
2003 CurrentServices
4,810
4,872
737,187
Program Improvements (detailedbelow)
760
380
101,572
2003Request
5,570
5,252
838,759
FRHBcosts
...
...
20,375
2003 Total Request 
5,570
5,252
859,134


Total (including fee accounts)Perm PosFTEAmount
2001 Actuals
24,215
22,640
$3,305,277
2002Availability
25,745
24,721
3,569,434
2003 CurrentServices 1/
25,471
25,354
3,215,059
ProgramImprovements
1,930
954
781,883
2003Request
27,401
26,308
3,996,942
FRHBcosts
...
...
103,990
2003 Total Request 
27,401
26,308
4,100,932

1/ Includes $187,277,000 recurring from the Counterterrorism Supplemental for on-going counterterrorism activities

Immigration Enforcement Account2002 Appropriation2003 Current Services2003 RequestProgram Improvements
Comparison by activity and programPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmount
1.  Enforcement:
  Border Enforcement
14,913
13,878
$1,958,530
14,913
14,875
$1,752,687
15,943
15,379
$2,412,863
1,030
504
$660,176
  Interior Enforcement
3,104
2,985
407,696
3,104
3,051
391,447
3,241
3,119
411,109
137
68
19,662
  Detention and Removals
3,881
3,744
939,298
2,644
2,556
333,738
2,647
2,558
334,211
3
2
473
Total
21,898
20,607
3,305,524
20,661
20,482
2,477,872
21,831
21,056
3,158,183
1,170
574
680,311
Reimbursable FTE 1/
...
117
...
...
1,354
...
...
1,354
...
...
...
...


Fee Accounts2002 Appropriation2003 Current Services2003 RequestProgram Improvements
Comparison by Fee AccountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmount
1.  User Fee Account:
 BorderEnforcement
3,956
3,776
$452,217
3,956
4,046
$461,617
4,716
4,426
$513,120
760
380
51503
  InteriorEnforcement
82
75
10,791
82
75
11,291
82
75
11,291
...
...
...
  Detention andRemovals
195
177
90,310
195
184
93,065
195
184
93,065
...
...
...
   Subtotal
4,233
4,028
553,318
4,233
4,305
565,973
4,993
4,685
617,476
760
380
$51,503
2.  ExamsFee:
  BorderEnforcement
398
349
24,877
398
349
25,573
398
349
25,573
...
...
...
  InteriorEnforcement
161
148
21,949
161
148
24,006
161
148
24,006
...
...
...
   Subtotal
559
497
46,826
559
497
49,579
559
497
49,579
...
...
...
3. Breached Bond/Detention Fund:
  Detention andRemovals
6
44
118,576
6
44
118,935
6
44
169,004
...
...
50,069
4.  LandBorder Inspection Fee:
  Border Enforcement
12
26
4,490
12
26
2,700
12
26
2700
...
...
...
Total, Fee accounts
4,810
4,595
723,210
4,810
4,872
737,187
5,570
5,252
838,759
760
380
101,572


2002 Appropriation2003 Current Services2003 RequestProgram Improvements
 Perm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmountPerm PosFTEAmount
Enforcement
26,708
25,202
4,028,734
25,471
25,354
$3,215,059
27,401
26,308
$3,996,942
1,930
954
$781,883
ReimbursableFTE
...
117
...
...
1,354
...
...
1,354
...
...
...
...
  Grand Total,Enforcement
...
25,319
...
...
26,708
...
...
27,662
...
...
954
...

* The 2002 appropriation is defined as the 2002 enacted level plus the Counterterrorism Supplemental funding.
1/ Total reimbursable resources of 117 positions, 117 workyears, and $16,345,000 from the ICDE appropriation and 1,237 positions,1,237 workyears and $614,960,000 from the Detention Trustee will be providedin 2003

NOTE:  Permanent positions reflect positions funded from program revenues and are not included in the Department's total position level.


Program Improvements Perm PosFTEAmount
Border Enforcement
1,030
504
$660,176
The FY 2003 budget includes $362,000,000 for a comprehensive entry/exit system for the United States.  In addition, $18 million of base resourceswill be used to bring the total availability to $380 million  This system will include the use of advanced technology for tracking the arrival and departure of non-US citizens.  This funding will provide for the design of additional lanes and facilities at ports-of-entry; the acquisition of land to support the additional lanes; the development of the new entry/exit system, including the enhancement of the Inspection Program's information systems; and the administration of this large project.

To enhance the Border Patrol'scapabilities, $76,276,000 is included to increase Border Patrol staffing by 570 agents over the FY 2002 level. These additional positions will achieve the authorized level of Border Patrol Agents in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act and will increase the authorized Border Patrol staffing level to over 11,000 agents.  The Border Patrol will continue the phased implementation of a comprehensive border enforcement strategy that concentrates resources to control corridors of illegal entry.  INS will assess current border conditions and, based on its analysis, will develop a deployment plan for the additional agents along the border.  In addition, INS requests $25,000,000 to transfer 285 experienced Border Patrol agents from the Southwest Border to the Northern Border; $10,000,000 for twin engine helicopters that will be used along the Northern and Southwest Borders; and $2,000,000 for a comprehensive study of law enforcement compensation.  INS also requests $28,000,000 to enhance the ENFORCE database and to deploy additional biometric equipment.

INS requests $34,000,000 to hire, train, and deploy 460 additional immigration inspectors that will enhance border security at land border ports-of-entry.  These additional positions will be deployed along both the Northern and the Southwest Borders.

INS requests $145,000,000 for the planning, design, and construction of Border Patrol and Inspections facilities along the borders.  Border Patrol agent growth continues to strain the capacity of existing Border Patrol facilities and the current growth in immigration inspectors will create a need for additional facilities at the land ports-of-entry.


Construction Projects-
El Centro, CA, Border Patrol Station -$14,235,000Swanton, VT, Border Patrol Sector Headquarters- $730,000
San Diego, CA, Border Barriers - $1,000,000Houlton, ME, Border Patrol Sector Headquarters- $598,000
Tucson, AZ, Border Patrol Sector Headquarters -$25,600,000Richford, VT, Border Patrol Station - $234,000
El Paso, TX, Border Patrol Station - $15,250,000Billings, MT, Border Patrol Substation -$277,000
Del Rio, TX, Checkpoint System - $5,300,000Sweetgrass, MT, Border Patrol Station -$350,000
Laredo, TX, Checkpoint System - $5,300,000White Fish MT, Border Patrol Station - $400,000
Brownsville, TX, Border Patrol Station -$10,820,000Grand Forks, ND, Border Patrol SectorHeadquarters - $865,000
Eagle Pass, TX, Border Patrol Station -$10,486,000Havre, MT, Border Patrol Sector Headquarters -$1,154,000
McAllen, TX, Border Patrol Sector Headquarters- $18,344,000Swanton, VT, Border Patrol Station - $354,000
Southwest Border Barriers - $8,000,000Porthill, ID, Port-of-Entry - $7,500,000
Beechers Falls, VT, Border Patrol Station -$302,000Fort Fairfield, ME, Port-of-Entry - $2,500,000
Ogdensburg, NY, Border Patrol Station - $301,000Portal, ND, Port-of-Entry - $12,500,000
Trenton, MI, Border Patrol Station - $600,000Planning and Design - $2,000,000

Included in this request, is a reduction of $22,100,000 to the Border Patrol program.  This funding was used for long-term details
for Phase II operations in Arizona (Tucson and Yuma) and south Texas (Del Rio and McAllen).  With additional Border Patrol agents being deployed in FY 2002 and FY 2003 to these sectors, long-term details will become unnecessary.


  Perm PosFTEAmount
Border Enforcement (fee funded)
760
380
$51,503
INS requests 760 positions (700 inspectors) and $51,503,000 for enhanced inspections operations at airports and seaports .These positions will be funded from the Immigration User Fee Account These inspectors are responsible for checking all arriving international passengers and enforcing the immigration laws  Current construction projects at airports and seaports are increasing the number of international gates and primary inspection booths that INS must staff.
Interior Enforcement
137
68
19,662
INS requests 78 positions and $10,000,000 to enhance the INS Intelligence Program  These positions will help provide information useful to all INS enforcement officers in identifying and apprehending terrorists and those who smuggle humans across the US borders. INS also requests 59 positions and $6,000,000 for JointTerrorism Task Forces and $3,662,000 for training on the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act.
Detention and Removals
3
2
473
INS is requesting 3 positions and $473,000 to expand its Alternatives to Detention Program. This program examines alternative methods of housing INS detainees, including non-traditional facilities such as halfway houses and family shelters.  With these additional positions, INS will launch a supervised release pilot for both criminal and non-criminal aliens
Detention and Removals (feefunded)
...
...
50,069
INS requests $50,069,000 for the planning and construction of additional detention bed space  The total number of apprehended illegal aliens consistently exceeds available detention space due to many factors:  average length-of-stay per detainee; lack of reliable bed space availability; and the success of immigration inspectors, investigators, and the Border Patrol in apprehending illegal border crossers.
Construction Projects -
Port Isabel SPC, Phase 2 AdminBuilding - $11,100,000Stockton SPC, Land/New Facility - $3,500,000
Port Isabel SPC, Phase 2Expansion - $1,600,000Krome SPC, 160 Bed Dorm/Expansion - $9,800,000
Port Isabel SPC,Family/Juvenile Housing - $1,469,000Buffalo FDC, 200 Bed Secure Dorm - $11,100,000
Florence SPC, 140 Acre Expansion - $1,600,000El Centro SPC, 200 Bed Dorm - $2,800,000
Florence SPC, Maint/WarehouseBuilding - $3,600,000El Paso SPC, Land for Expansion - $3,500,000
Total program improvements,ImmigrationEnforcement
1,930
954
781,883

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