Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY 2017

ATEST welcomes recent legislation to strengthen the authority to prohibit the importation of goods made with forced or prison labor into the United States, by repealing the exception for goods for which there is a “consumptive demand” in the United States. The legislation, which Congress passed in February 2016, provides a much more effective tool for the Department of Homeland Security, through Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE), to take steps to prevent the importation of these goods. This enforcement would incentivize companies to examine their supply chains more deeply for the use of such labor to avoid disruptions of their supply. We urge the Administration to review the operations and funding for the Department of Homeland Security, especially within CBP and ICE, to ensure that DHS has the resources and structure to effectively implement this change of law.

DHS Appropriations History
Program FY10 Enacted FY11 Enacted FY12 Enacted FY13 Enacted FY14 PBR FY14 Enacted FY15 PBR FY15 Enacted FY16 ATEST Request to OMB FY16 PBR FY16 ATEST Request  to Congress FY16 Enacted FY17 ATEST Request to OMB FY17 PBR FY17 ATEST Request to Congress
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) n/a n/a $4m & language $11.0 & language $7.3 (TIP) language n/a language $8.8 above PBR for TIP $36.2 (HIS & ICE) $8.8 above PBR for TIP 5 $34.4 (ICE) + $20.0 (CSE Investigations) + $20.0 (Victim Witness) $34.4 (ICE) + $20.0 (CSE Investigations) + $20.0 (Victim Witness) + language
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) n/a n/a language language n/a language n/a language n/a n/a language language n/a n/a language