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Old 09-19-2008, 05:33 AM
 
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WAUKEGAN -- A recent audit shows that more than 20 percent of inmates in the Lake County Jail are illegal immigrants, and Sheriff Mark Curran says his office is taking unprecedented steps to begin deportations.

The Sheriff's Office learned last month that 122 of its 637 inmates (21.5 percent) had either illegal or questionable status in the United States. With help from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, 75 of those inmates had immigration detainers placed on them, and will be eligible for deportation upon completion of their sentences, Curran said.

It's the first time the Sheriff's Office -- or any sheriff's office in Illinois -- has gotten the ball rolling on deportation of jail inmates, said Curran, who blasted the city of Chicago and the state for not taking what he feels is a strong enough stance against illegal immigration.

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Thomas Delany Jr. ? tdelany@scn1.com Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran (center) talks about Immigration and Customs Enforcement as Lake County State's Attorney Michael Waller looks on at a news conference Thursday in Waukegan.

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Old 09-19-2008, 07:07 AM
 
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Puerto Ricans are US citizens, not foreign-born aliens.........
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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Puerto Ricans are US citizens, not foreign-born aliens.........
Indeed they are. However Puerto Rico is not part of the US and remains an island. Big difference. Maybe you can email the author and discuss it with him.

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Puerto Rico were to become the fifty-first state in a future plebiscite, the federal government and the state-to-be will establish a ten year transitional process towards statehood. The federal government is expected to spend about three billion dollars annually in the state toward benefits not currently received by the commonwealth. Puerto Ricans would also begin paying federal income tax and business would lose the special tax exemptions that are a major part of the economy. The new state would probably obtain six new voting members of the House of Representatives and of course, two Senators. The stars on the United States flag would change for the first time in more than forty-five years.http://geography.about.com/od/specif...puertorico.htm

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Old 09-19-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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Puerto Ricans are US citizens, not foreign-born aliens.........

So minus 4.


Still great news.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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So minus 4.


Still great news.
Agreed. Some people will find anything in hopes of shooting the messenger.
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