Bad Guys Aren’t Stupid – They’ll Exploit TSA Cuts

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The Trump administration is reportedly eyeing cuts to the Transportation Security Administration and other Department of Homeland Security agencies in an attempt to pay for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. A draft plan by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would slash TSA’s funding about 11 percent to $4.5 billion, according to The Washington Post.

A recent Reuters report said DHS has estimated the Trump’s wall — a series of fences and walls — will cost up to $21.6 billion. The OMB budget proposal would hike the overall DHS budget 6.4 percent to $43.8 billion, with Trump’s wall receiving $2.9 billion, $1.9 billion going to “immigration detention beds” and Immigration and Customs Enforcement expenses, and $285 million designated to hire more Border Patrol agents and ICE staffers as TSA, the Coast Guard, and FEMA face significant cuts, the Post reports.

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