July 23, 2014
Draft legislation was submitted to the Senate on July 23, 2014. A copy of the legislation is at the US Senate website. There is also a link at the bottom of this page to a copy of the legislation. The funding provided under this supplemental would be available through September 30, 2015. The legislation has five chapters. The following is a summary of the funding and types of activities cited in each chapter.
Chapter 1 - Department of Justice
$123,400,000 for support of "Administrative Review and Appeals"
Chapter 2 - Department of Homeland Security
$1,000,000 for the Inspector General
$320,549,000 for US Customs and Border Protection
$22,111,000 for Marine and Air Operations
$762,795,000 for US Immigration and Customs Services
Chapter 3 - Department of Health and Human Services
$1,200,000,000 for Refugee and Entrant Assistance
Chapter 4 - Department of State
$212,500,000 to the Department of State and USAID for activites to address the root causes of out migration to include: (1) $5 million - Inter-American Foundation for in-country training of at risk youth; (2) $10,000,000 - Department of Justice for support to increase prosecutorial capacity in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador; and (3) $85,000,000 to International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL). Remaining funds will be programmed by State Department and USAID under a multi-year prevention and response strategy to the Congress that: (1) informs Central America children and their families of the dangers of the journey to the United States; (2) addresses the root causes of migration from Central America, including: to strengthen social services, law enforcement, and judicial system capacity (with an emphasis on community policing and other community violence reduction programs) to dismantle criminal gangs, combat other organized crime and violence (including domestic and sexual abuse), extortion, narcotics trafficking, and human smuggling and trafficking; eliminate public sector corruption and strengthen governance; develop child welfare services (including shelters); provide safe educational, vocational, and technical training opportunities for children and youth; address obstacles to equitable economic growth and support job creation programs; expand the activities of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Central America; and to support the safe repatriation and reintegration of migrants. Funding will also be dedicated to $2,000,000 for Diplomatic Services/Public Affairs, and $500,000 for International Broadcasting.
** The multi-year strategy will be implemented, to the extent possible, using Civil Society Organizations, having a "cost matching" requirement, have clear objectives and benchmarks, and have the ability to suspend assistance to central governments if not meeting benchmarks.