Trump Wants To Raid an Asset Forfeiture Black-Box Fund To Build His Border Wall

Civil asset forfeiture is sometimes called “policing for profit.”

(From Reason)

Among other sources, the Trump administration reportedly plans to use $600 million from the Treasury Department’s Asset Forfeiture Fund, which holds revenues from asset seizures by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and agencies under the Department of Homeland Security, such as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Since 2014, ICE and CBP have seized more than $4 billion worth of property that was allegedly used in crimes, according to government records obtained by Splinter.

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