Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan speaks with DHS employees in New York on April 22, 2019. (DHS photo by Tim D. Godbee)

McAleenan: DHS Needs More Money to Handle Crush of Migrants at Border

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says the department is running out of money amid the crush of migrants crossing the Southern border. He says the White House will send a supplemental request for more funds.

McAleenan told a House panel Tuesday the money will be for temporary and semi-permanent facilities to process families and children and increase detention. He didn’t specify a figure.

He said President Donald Trump would be sending legislative requests for faster deportations and other issues.

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