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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) on Tuesday night released documents appearing to show the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) diverted nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The documents, first reported by MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow, detail the agency’s funding redirections for fiscal 2018 and show that millions of dollars were diverted to ICE from several agencies.

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Those diverted funds, totaling $33.1 million, “will provide funding in support of higher priority detention and removal requirements than those for which originally appropriated,” according to the documents.

According to MSNBC, Merkley believes the transfer from FEMA to ICE was made this summer. He told Maddow that “it means that just as hurricane season is starting … the administration is working hard to find funds for child detention camps.”

“So $10 million dollars comes out of FEMA when we’re facing hurricane season, knowing what happened last year, and look what’s happened since,” Merkley said, referring to a recent hurricane in the Pacific that largely missed Hawaii and another, Florence, currently threatening the Carolinas and Virginia.

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