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Old 10-25-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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I was reading that the federal government in Texas will soon charge all individuals who are caught crossing the Mexican border with a crime, instead of just processing them and sending them back behind the border, to try again tomorrow. The idea was that by giving them at least some jail time the people are actually punished and this may deter them from trying again. It may also scare some illegals from trying to get across the border because they will face prison time if caught.

Is this worth the time, effort and cost. Would you want your taxes to pay for all the prison beds that will be required as this program moves into New Mexico and Arizona.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:56 PM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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I can"t hurt to try and I would rather my taxes go to that than their dr. pays,schooling and walfare that they do not have a right to.
Maybe If we put some of them in jail a few days before deporting them it will scare them.
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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Do you have a link to this ? And yes I would like my tax dollars used if it helps to stop the illegals.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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I'd like to see mandatory jail time for illegal aliens. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Mariposa County does it the right way with baloney sandwiches and a tent city jail in the middle of the desert. Very very cheap.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:03 PM
 
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I can"t hurt to try and I would rather my taxes go to that than their dr. pays,schooling and walfare that they do not have a right to.
Maybe If we put some of them in jail a few days before deporting them it will scare them.
You'd spend money to jail someone, but not to help them? I don't like illegal immigration, but i can't agree with that.
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Do you have a link to this ? And yes I would like my tax dollars used if it helps to stop the illegals.
Thanks for asking for this, I wish more posters would challenge each other to "source" their statements, especially in the original posting. I would like to see better quality initial postings, it makes for better and more accurate discussions.

I also have another question about the original posting, it states that the Federal Govt in Texas...

It has to be one OR the other, either it is the State of Texas govt or the Federal Govt (which would apply to the whole border, not just Texas).
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:11 PM
 
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Default Here is the link

Here is the link about the topic:

Lockup of all illegal immigrants who cross into the U.S. to expand along Texas border - International Herald Tribune
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Slaughter Creek, Travis County
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This was published in the Houston Chronicle

Lockup of immigrants to expand along border | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (broken link)
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Old 10-25-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I also have another question about the original posting, it states that the Federal Govt in Texas...

It has to be one OR the other, either it is the State of Texas govt or the Federal Govt (which would apply to the whole border, not just Texas).
Yeah, I was wondering about that myself.
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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You'd spend money to jail someone, but not to help them? I don't like illegal immigration, but i can't agree with that.




Well we have aready did the walfare thing and for some reason there not going home , so maybe throwing their butts in jail a few days before we deport them will do the trick.(also they need to go the jail or pay a fine due to breaking our laws)
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