Borders

Immigration Plan Proposes Billions More for Border Security

All-time high spending would get even higher

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Federal spending on border security is at an all-time high, and it would get even higher under the Gang of Eight's new plan. The Senate immigration proposal, released last week, would allocate $4.5 billion in the next five years to tighten control of U.S. borders.

The U.S. spent nearly $18 billion dollars on immigration enforcement agencies last fiscal year, more than all other law enforcement agencies combined.