Immigration and Naturalization Service's FY1999 Budget [Updated August 7, 1998]   [open pdf - 39KB]

"The House-passed Commerce, Justice, State (CJS), and the Judiciary Appropriations Act (H.R. 4276) would provide the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) with $4.1 billion, an increase of $340 million over the agency's FY1998 budget, while the Senate-passed measure (S. 2260) would provide the agency with $3.9 billion for the upcoming fiscal year, an increase of $142 million over this fiscal year. By comparison, the Administration's FY1999 budget request for INS was $4.2 billion. Both the Senate and House Appropriations Committees earmarked $103 million to increase the Border Patrol by 1,000 additional agents. For interior enforcement of immigration laws, the House earmarked an increase of $49 million, while the Senate earmarked $13 million. Both Committees earmarked a transfer of $5 million in immigration fees from INS to the Department of Justice Management Division to continue efforts to revamp the naturalization process. In addition, the House Committee earmarked nearly $80 million in immigration examination fee receipts to continue efforts to improve the integrity of naturalization process. The Senate bill, S. 2260, includes a number of noteworthy provisions. One provision would remove a limitation Congress placed on adjustments of status for potential immigrants who had either entered without inspection or overstayed the terms of their nonimmigrant visa (Section 245(i))."

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