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Old 02-03-2011, 08:57 PM
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Florida Will Deport Illegal Aliens Jailed for Nonviolent Crimes

Published: June 9, 1994

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 8— Florida today became the first state in the nation to begin deporting illegal immigrants imprisoned for nonviolent offenses while living in the United States.
Florida officials, hoping to reduce the costs of illegal immigration and to ease crowding in state prisons, approved a plan in collaboration with Federal immigration authorities to deport 113 illegal aliens.
In all, 2,700 illegal aliens could be released early from their prison sentences and returned to their native countries. About 500 such criminals are scheduled to be deported this year by Florida.
State officials say they have no plans to deport prisoners convicted of violent crimes.
The state estimates it will save as much as $1.7 million a year by releasing the first 113 prisoners, all but three of whom were convicted on drug trafficking charges, and as much as $30 million a year if all 2,700 inmates are deported......snipped.....
I guess it is not a new problem at all, as we all know. This was in 1994 and 16 years later, nothing has changed.
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