This is about a week old now, but the 2012 budget passed by the House cut $600 million in funding from border security. $350 million was cut from the fence, and $159 million from Customs and Border Protection. The bill provides for no fewer than 20,500 Border Patrol agents. But Obama's budget provided for 21,185 Border Patrol agents.
Dear House republicans: how about you stop spending hundreds of billions a year fighting an unwinnable war in Afghanistan, a war whose objectives you long since failed to meet (capturing Bin Laden and destroying the Taliban), and instead spend a few billion securing our own border. Then you could easily get halfway to the $200 billion in budget cuts you want.