America's Border Patrol Budget: Spot The Obama Difference

President Trump's crackdown in illegal immigration means more wall-building, more ICE agents, and a notably bigger budget for the border patrol program. As the following chart shows, that would be an extreme departure from the stagnant spending on our nation's borders by President Obama.

As Statista's Dyfed Loesche notes, the overall enacted budget for the U.S. Border Patrol program has risen steadily since the 1990s... until 2011 - when President Obama appeared to kill any further spending...

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Of course this budget entails spending for patrolling on all national borders. But it is perhaps noteworthy that the number of deportations plunged under president Obama...Under President Obama, the peak was reached in 2012 when almost 410,000 illegal immigrants were deported but it dipped in 2013, falling to 368,644.

Infographic: Deportations from the U.S. Dip in 2013 | Statista

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Despite a surge in the number of immigrants during the same period of border patrol budget constraint...

Infographic: Level of Migration to the United States Not Unprecedented | Statista

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Probably just a coincidence... or was that the plan all along?