On Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is scheduled to testify before Congress about this year’s proposed presidential budget. Napolitano will be talking specifically about funding for Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the agency she oversees and which is responsible for carrying out most federal processes related to immigration (the Justice, State, and Labor Departments also share some responsibility). Univision News spoke to immigration policy experts and immigrant rights advocates about the department’s proposed budget ahead of Napolitano’s testimony. Below is a collection of highlights from the 187-page document, which was released Monday, as well as some first impressions. “When you see $1.6 billion — with a b — being used to enforce laws that are demonstrably unjust, the totality of it, $1.6 billion to separate families and disrupt people’s lives and to forcibly remove people who should be citizens, is very troubling.” – Chris Newman, Legal Director

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