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Old 06-07-2009, 07:06 AM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying President Barack Obama, lawmakers on Thursday saved a program that helps states with the cost of incarcerating criminal illegal immigrants as the House began the annual process of crafting the legislation to fund the government.

The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, a favorite of lawmakers from California and Texas, still wasn't completely spared from budget cuts. A House Appropriations panel decided to allocate $300 million to the program, a $100 million reduction from current levels but still a clear rejection of Obama's plans to eliminate the program.

House panel rejects Obama plan to eliminate subsidies for jailing criminal aliens - KFSM (http://www.kfsm.com/news/nationworld/sns-ap-us-congress-spending,0,3332536.story - broken link)

Well, it looks like his messiah complex is already fading. Here's hoping Obama will be challenged and defeated on several fronts, specifically, passage of the NIGHTmare ACT and amnesty.
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