Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2023, 9:26 PM

Coast Guard Needs Surge of Resources as Migrants Arrive by Sea

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

The US Coast Guard needs an infusion of resources to keep pace with migrants seeking to enter the US by sea and to meet other demands, a top official told lawmakers.

A funding boost “is critical to buy the Coast Guard we need to support surging operations, emergency response, and increased security needs” across the country, including in the South Florida region where the service has had to step up resources, said Rear Adm. Jo-Ann Burdian, assistant commandant for response policy.

Looking longer term, the Coast Guard’s roughly $13 billion budget needs to soar to $20 billion to meet future ...

Learn more about Bloomberg Law or Log In to keep reading:

Learn About Bloomberg Law

AI-powered legal analytics, workflow tools and premium legal & business news.

Already a subscriber?

Log in to keep reading or access research tools.