Trump plan pays for immigration crackdown with cuts to coastal, air security
Politico - 03/07/2017
“As you harden the land border you open up the maritime border,” argued Stephen Flynn, a retired Coast Guard commander who is director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University. “It makes no sense. You are going to have this balloon effect.”
The budget numbers POLITICO reviewed are an opening salvo, and agencies are allowed to file an appeal. Congress will ultimately have its say on whether to approve Trump’s full federal budget request when it is submitted later in the spring.