U.S. government funds appropriated for immigration and labor standards enforcement, 2012 and 2018

Immigration enforcement Labor standards enforcement
2012 $19.6  $2.2
2018 $24.0 $2.0

Note: Values are adjusted to 2018 dollars. 2012 immigration enforcement totals include appropriations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program (US-VISIT). 2018 immigration enforcement totals include CBP, ICE, and the Office of Biometric and Identity Management (OBIM). Totals for labor standards enforcement include appropriations for all subagencies, administrations, and offices that the U.S. Department of Labor considers for "Worker Protection" in budget documents—which include the Employee Benefits Security Administration, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Wage and Hour Division, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the Office of the Solicitor—as well as appropriations for the National Labor Relations Board and the National Mediation Board.

Source: Doris Meissner, Donald Kerwin, Muzaffar Chishti, and Claire Bergeron, Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery, Migration Policy Institute (January 2013); Doris Meissner and Julia Gelatt, Eight Key U.S. Immigration Policy Issues: State of Play and Unanswered Questions, Migration Policy Institute (May 2019); U.S. Department of Labor, FY 2020 Budget in Brief; Office of Management and Government, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2018; and National Labor Relations Board, Justification of Performance Budget for Committee on Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2020.

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