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Old 11-08-2010, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Sanctuary policies violate federal immigration law, and encourage illegal immigration. Yet, participating cities continue to be rewarded with federal funds. Jurisdictions that aid and abet illegal aliens should be required to foot the bill for all costs incurred. If they want to provide refuge to lawbreakers, then they alone should bear the burden.

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In 2010, the grant program, known as the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), doled out a total of roughly $400 million to about 850 cities, counties, and states. Among them were 27 jurisdictions widely considered to be sanctuary jurisdictions, which together received more than $62.6 million, or 15.6 percent of the total.

There is an easy fix. Congress should restrict eligibility for SCAAP funding to those jurisdictions that actively participate in immigration law enforcement programs such as Secure Communities, the Criminal Alien Program, or the 287(g) program.
Subsidizing Sanctuaries: The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program | Center for Immigration Studies
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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This must be attacked and abolished! If the republicans want to walk the talk, they will look into this disgraceful government waste.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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This must be attacked and abolished! If the republicans want to walk the talk, they will look into this disgraceful government waste.
The government’s agenda is clear. Otherwise, they wouldn’t sue Arizona for enacting SB 1070, while they continue to ignore these flagrant violations. It will indeed be interesting to see if Republicans take action against these despicable illegal alien havens, or continue with the status quo.
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Old 11-08-2010, 08:30 AM
 
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Withholding federal funds for reimbursing states and cities for the costs of illegal immigration would be another great deterrant for them to leave and fewer to come. Our states don't want to carry that financial burden all alone. They can't afford it. But then again it would require the cooperation of our federal government and you know what their priorities are. I hope also that now that the Republicans are in that they address this financial burden at all levels in our country.
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Sanctuary policies violate federal immigration law, and encourage illegal immigration. Yet, participating cities continue to be rewarded with federal funds. Jurisdictions that aid and abet illegal aliens should be required to foot the bill for all costs incurred. If they want to provide refuge to lawbreakers, then they alone should bear the burden.


Subsidizing Sanctuaries: The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program | Center for Immigration Studies



Legislation: SCAAP is governed by Section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. � 1231(i), as amended, and Title II, Subtitle C, Section 20301, Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322.
Funding: SCAAP payments will be calculated using a formula that provides a relative share of funding to jurisdictions that apply and is based on the number of eligible criminal aliens, as determined by DHS.
Payments: SCAAP payments are calculated simultaneously, with applicants receiving a prorated payment based on the appropriation; costs submitted, and inmates as determined by DHS.

If the Federal Government arrests and detains suspects in county jails, DHS determins the need and pays. If a city is a so-called Santuary city has nothing to do with DHS' use of the county's facilities.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Legislation: SCAAP is governed by Section 241(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. � 1231(i), as amended, and Title II, Subtitle C, Section 20301, Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, Public Law 103-322.
Funding: SCAAP payments will be calculated using a formula that provides a relative share of funding to jurisdictions that apply and is based on the number of eligible criminal aliens, as determined by DHS.
Payments: SCAAP payments are calculated simultaneously, with applicants receiving a prorated payment based on the appropriation; costs submitted, and inmates as determined by DHS.

If the Federal Government arrests and detains suspects in county jails, DHS determins the need and pays. If a city is a so-called Santuary city has nothing to do with DHS' use of the county's facilities.
Your point? We already know that DHS determines the funding for this program. It doesn’t change the fact that jurisdictions that aid and abet illegal aliens are being rewarded.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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Your point? We already know that DHS determines the funding for this program. It doesn’t change the fact that jurisdictions that aid and abet illegal aliens are being rewarded.
Its easy...The Federal government is doing the arresting and detaining of suspects-using the Counties facilities. Payment is by DHS. Some are saying that "santuary cities"...because of their political stance should not recieve these funds. For most part it is the State or the County recieving these reimbursements...not the "sanc-city". Even if it is the sanc-city recieving reimbursment for facilities used by the federal government, should they not be reimbursed?
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Its easy...The Federal government is doing the arresting and detaining of suspects-using the Counties facilities. Payment is by DHS. Some are saying that "santuary cities"...because of their political stance should not recieve these funds. For most part it is the State or the County recieving these reimbursements...not the "sanc-city". Even if it is the sanc-city recieving reimbursment for facilities used by the federal government, should they not be reimbursed?
No, they should not. If they want to provide a safe haven for foreign invaders, let them pay. At the very least, they should be heavily fined for their willful violation of the law. They certainly shouldn’t be compensated.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:26 PM
 
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The city decides whether or not to declare itself a sanctuary city so let the city bear all the associated costs.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:54 AM
 
Location: People's Republic of California
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Whatever covers it, we're all stuck paying for it. For those who feel it's important to aid these criminals, let them pay for it. Take it out of their taxes. Add a line on the tax form asking how much of their taxes they want to contribute to cover it. Why am I stuck paying for them, I dont' want them here. I don't ask others to pay my bills, why should I cover theirs.
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