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Kate Brannen @K8brannen
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.@HHSGov “is diverting millions of dollars in funding from a number of programs, including the @CDCgov and the @NIH, to pay for housing for the growing population of detained immigrant children.”…
“The rest is being taken from other programs, including $16.7 million from Head Start, $5.7 million from the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program and $13.3 million from the National Cancer Institute.”
The Trump administration implemented a policy that would require detaining thousands of more children and grownups, but didn’t budget for it.
That would require going to Congress and asking for the $$.

There is a real opportunity for congressional oversight here. Anyone going to take it?
So now we know how @HHSGov and @DHSgov are making up for their budget shortfalls due to the huge increase in immigration detention costs.…
But this leaves @TheJusticeDept, which is having to prosecute thousands of more cases... how is it paying for this? What’s getting cut there to cover these costs?
I asked an administration source about this last week, and he told me:

“The ‘zero tolerance’ policy has basically resulted in DOJ burning through their annual appropriation faster than expected.”
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