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Customs and Border Protection would receive a total budget authority of $11.25 billion under President Obama's fiscal 2013 budget, including $1.67 billion in fee collection. The total figure would be a 0.1 percent increase over the fiscal 2012 budget when accounting for inflation.

The largest budget categories are headquarters management and administration at $1.882 billion, border security inspections and trade facilitation at $2.96 billion and border security and control between ports of entry at $3.63. All three figures increased slightly from fiscal 2012 but failed to keep pace with inflation.

The budget lists $1.63 billion in specific fee accounts, which includes $568.8 million from immigration inspection user fees, $529.4 million from COBRA passenger inspection fees and $329 million from APHIS animal and plant inspection fees.

The fees also include $13.7 million from the Global Entry program, compared to $13.5 million in fiscal 2012. The Homeland Security Department published a final rule Feb. 6 to make Global Entry a permanent program effective March 7. 

For more:
- download DHS's congressional budget justification (.pdf - 32.28 MB)

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