H.R. 3732, Immigration Compliance Enforcement (ICE) Act

Cost Estimate
June 6, 2014

As ordered reported by the House Committee on the Judiciary on March 5, 2014

H.R. 3732 would prohibit the use of federal funds to staff certain positions in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including Public Advocate, Deputy Assistant Director of Custody Programs and Community Outreach, or any other position in ICE with substantially similar responsibilities.

If ICE reduced the number of employees as a result of enacting H.R. 3732, future discretionary costs would be reduced by around $1 million over the next five years assuming appropriation action consistent with those reductions. However, based on the agency’s response to a similar directive in its 2013 appropriation, CBO expects there would be no significant change in personnel or associated costs from implementing H.R. 3732. The bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 3732 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.