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September 2010

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2010 Border Security Supplemental

When the President signed into law the Southwest Border Supplemental Funding Act in early August, the Judiciary received $10 million to address workload requirements in the courts resulting from immigration and other law enforcement initiatives. The funds will be available through September 30, 2011.

Funding is included in the Act to increase the number of Border Patrol, ATF, DEA and FBI agents and prosecutors, and to construct forward operating bases along the border. The $10 million provided to the federal courts is available to address the costs of any resulting workload increases such as funding for additional magistrate judges, probation and pretrial services officers, clerks’ office staff, fees for jurors, attorneys for indigent defendants as required by law, court security, and other expenses.