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Old 05-07-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) ó Members of Congress quickly denounced an Obama administration plan to end federal payments to states and communities for jailing illegal immigrants.

President Barack Obama asked Congress in his budget Thursday to end the State Alien Criminal Assistance Program. Instead, the $400 million it received for the 2009 fiscal year could be used for border security and immigration enforcement, the administration said.

The SCAAP program reimburses states and counties for jailers' salaries for holding illegal immigrants who have at least one felony and two misdemeanor convictions. But the Obama administration says the reimbursements also can be used for bonuses, consultants and buying vehicles.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said killing the program "deprives communities of critical funding for public safety services." The California state corrections received more than $118 million in 2008 through the program.

"We cannot afford to let our public safety services crumble under the weight of our immigration policies, especially during this time of economic uncertainty," Feinstein said.


Budget asks Congress to end payments to states, communities for jailing criminal immigrants -- chicagotribune.com

While it could be a double edged sword, I'd rather have my tax dollars spent securing the border. Perhaps then traitors like Feinstein will rethink their aiding and abetting/sanctuary policies.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I think that we should water board Feinstein, Pelosi, Reed, oh hell with it we should water board every member of congress and senate that seems to feel we don't need to enforce our laws.
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, North Carolina
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I think that we should water board Feinstein, Pelosi, Reed, oh hell with it we should water board every member of congress and senate that seems to feel we don't need to enforce our laws.
Don't forget the White House and Judiciary.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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So what are the alternatives? I hope just releasing them isn't one of the options?
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Where laws can be ignored due to political correctness
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So what are the alternatives? I hope just releasing them isn't one of the options?
At best they'll probably seek speedy deportations for the illegals and at worst, well, the illegals might be granted worker's permits.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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So what are the alternatives? I hope just releasing them isn't one of the options?
I have a sneaking suspicion that is precisely what they want. It will give them an excuse to simply release illegal aliens due to a lack of funding. I donít trust them. If there are no funds for incarceration, they need to summarily deport each illegal apprehended -- no hearing, just immediate deportation. Then they can use those border funds to ensure deported illegals NEVER return.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I have a sneaking suspicion that is precisely what they want. It will give them an excuse to simply release illegal aliens due to a lack of funding. I donít trust them. If there are no funds for incarceration, they need to summarily deport each illegal apprehended -- no hearing, just immediate deportation. Then they can use those border funds to ensure deported illegals NEVER return.
Isn't one of the reasons for incarceration crossing illegally for the second time? When the cross for the third time they will be so desperate to avoid being caught again they will be dangerous.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Isn't one of the reasons for incarceration crossing illegally for the second time? When the cross for the third time they will be so desperate to avoid being caught again they will be dangerous.
Exactly! This is why we must secure our borders. Deportation should mean they are out of this country forever. Sadly, due to our porous borders, it simply means a brief vacation away from the US. Itís a joke to illegal aliens.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: southern california
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we dont have the money to "do the right thing" its that simple.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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we dont have the money to "do the right thing" its that simple.
What is "the right thing?"
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