Merkley: Funds from FEMA sent to ICE

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon. (Image from video: MSNBC/"Rachel Maddow Show")

Oregon’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley went on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” Tuesday night and revealed a budget document from the Trump administration.

According to Merkley, the Department of Homeland Security diverted nearly $10 million in money meant for FEMA, the agency that helps in the wake of natural disasters, to ICE, the agency that rounds up people in the United States illegally.

Merkley said that money may be sorely missed with Hurricane Florence bearing down.

Rachel Maddow said Homeland Security verified the transfer really happened.

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