US says transfer from FEMA funds won’t harm hurricane relief

US says transfer from FEMA funds won’t harm hurricane relief

US says transfer from FEMA funds won’t harm hurricane relief

The transfer of funds to Immigration and Customs Enforcement "has not impacted our situation whatsoever", said Jeff Byard, the associate administrator of an arm of FEMA.

DHS officials said the account supports FEMA headquarters operational expenses and can not be used for disaster response. "This is a sorry attempt to push a false agenda at a time when the administration is focused on assisting millions on the East Coast facing a catastrophic disaster", DHS Spokesman Tyler Houlton said on Twitter on Tuesday. "At the start of hurricane season-when American citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still suffering from FEMA's inadequate recovery efforts-the administration transferred millions of dollars away from FEMA".

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., told MSBNC Tuesday a "Transfer and Reallocation" budget document he obtained outlines the reallocation of funds.

The money transferred to ICE was a small percentage of FEMA's overall budget but not related to its disaster relief funding budget. Meanwhile, a year after Hurricane Harvey brought the worst rainstorm in the nation's history to the Houston area, 50 percent of lower-income respondents in a survey conducted this summer said they weren't getting the help they needed.

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However, the document confirms that the money would be spent on ICE's detention capacity and deportation efforts.

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Merkley's office blasted the comment.

DHS did not deny the funds reprogramming, but was insistent that no funds were cut from the part of FEMA's budget that would aid in hurricane disaster relief.

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In a report issued earlier this month, the government's chief watchdog slammed the agency as being overwhelmed by a series of devastating hurricanes and other disasters, saying the agency failed to adequately house disaster victims, distribute financial assistance in a timely fashion or do enough to prevent fraud.

"Now our Eastern Coast is left even more vulnerable in the path of Hurricane Florence", Leahy said.

Merkley has been a leading critic of the Trump administration's immigration policies, including the "zero tolerance" policy at the border that resulted in almost 3,000 children separated from their families.

House lawmakers were told about the decision to make the payment in late July.

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"I would dispute the statement that this has no bearing on. addressing the challenges from hurricanes", Merkley said. "My pledge to each of you is that my administration will not rest until you have the resources, the tools, and the authorities you need to do your job, and do it properly and do it strong", he said. Future requests should include "transparent and publically-available evidence" that the money is required because of "circumstances. that are truly beyond ICE's control", the senators said.

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