Legal Aid’s $7.6 billion budget for 2018-19 has not been fully identified, the organization said in a statement.
But it has been estimated that the agency spends nearly $5 billion each year in operating expenses, which includes salaries, staff, legal fees and other costs.
The organization, a nonprofit that provides legal services to low-income families, has been the target of budget cuts across the country in recent years, and a growing number of attorneys are taking pay cuts in an effort to remain competitive.
The agency’s funding for attorneys who practice immigration law is set to drop from $1.5 billion in 2018 to $1 billion next year, according to the statement.
The Trump administration is expected to announce a new budget proposal by the end of March, which is the first significant change to the agency’s budget since Trump took office.