Sinema Delivers Border Security Priorities to Keep Arizona Communities Safe & Ensure Migrants Are Treated Fairly & Humanely

Dec 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema delivered key border security priorities to help Arizona manage the migrant crisis and secure the border, keep Arizona communities safe, and ensure migrants are treated fairly and humanely in the annual bipartisan budget legislation.
“Arizona and our border are facing a security and humanitarian crisis. The funds we secured in our bipartisan budget bill will increase border security resources and support border communities. I’ll continue to work to find commonsense solutions to address the crisis at our border,” said Sinema, Chair of the Senate Border Management Subcommittee.
Below are the border security priorities Sinema secured in this year’s annual bipartisan budget legislation:
Operation and Support: $15.6 billion for operation and support for CBP.
Border Management: $1.56 billion for CBP border management, including for soft-sided facilities with wrap-around services, medical capabilities, child caregivers, overtime and temporary duty, DHS volunteer force, transportation, operational costs, flight hours, law enforcement personnel, and general contract support for processing. $339.7 million for ICE border management requirements, including $74.98 million in third-party medical costs related to migrants in CBP custody.
Support for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): $800 million for the CBP Shelter and Services Program, proving funding for NGOs and local governments that were previously under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) – avoiding any interruptions during the transition from EFSP to the new Shelter and Services Program.
Border Security Technologies: $230.28 million for border security technologies.
CBP Facilities and Construction: $99.9 million for CBP facilities construction and improvements.
Roads Infrastructure: $5 million for maintenance of tribal roads used by the U.S. Border Patrol.