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Old 08-31-2009, 01:25 AM
 
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Here are some stats found in the Amnesty International website. This is a very interesting report about violations, human rights abuse and all at the expense of US tax payers when there are more humane and cheaper alternatives.

Tax Payers...pay close attention!

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Key findings of Amnesty International's report on immigration detention include:
  • In the last decade the number of immigrants in detention has tripled from 10,000 in 1996 to over 30,000 in 2008, and this number is likely to increase even further in 2009.
  • The US detains asylum seekers, survivors of torture and human trafficking, lawful permanent residents and the parents of U.S. citizen children.
  • While the average cost of detaining an immigrant is $95 per person/per day, alternatives to detention are significantly cheaper, with some programs costing as little as $12 per day. Despite the proven effectiveness of these less expensive and less restrictive alternatives, the government is choosing to detain instead.
  • Immigrants can be detained for months or years without any form of meaningful individualized review of whether their detention is necessary.
  • The vast majority of people in immigration detention - 84 percent - are unable to obtain the legal assistance necessary to present viable claims in an adversarial and complex court process.
  • The US contracts with approximately 350 state and county criminal jails to house approximately 67% of all immigrants in detention.
  • Detention facilities are required to comply with ICE detention standards, however, these standards are not legally binding, and oversight and accountability for abuse or neglect in detention is almost nonexistent, leading to practices in violation of international standards. Immigrants are often put in excessive restraints, including handcuffs, belly chains and leg restraints, and are detained alongside individuals incarcerated for criminal offenses.
  • Individuals in detention find it very difficult to get timely - and at times any - treatment for their medical needs. 74 people have died while in immigration detention over the past five years.
Immigrant Detention Report: Key Findings
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Not really concerned about amnesty international has to say. They are not the ones being invaded we are.
As for jailing illegals. Jails are for criminals and all illegals are in fact criminals. 100% of them no exceptions. Word to the wise if you don't want to go to jail don't become a criminal.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Some Beach... Somewhere...
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The text of the AI report, while quoted directly and correctly, should read "illegal immigrants" rather than "immigrants. As pointed out by Tinman, illegal immigrants are criminals and should be detained as such.

Choosing to become a criminal does have some consequences!

Who care about AI anyhow? They're irrelevant.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Pa
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The text of the AI report, while quoted directly and correctly, should read "illegal immigrants" rather than "immigrants. As pointed out by Tinman, illegal immigrants are criminals and should be detained as such.

Choosing to become a criminal does have some consequences!

Who care about AI anyhow? They're irrelevant.
Obviously some people care about the needs of illegals over their fellow citizens. That is until the day that they loose their job to illegals or get hit by a drunk Illegal driver, have their ID stolen and credit destroyed. But hey as long as it isn't me whats the harm right?
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Originally Posted by tinman01 View Post
Not really concerned about amnesty international has to say. They are not the ones being invaded we are.
As for jailing illegals. Jails are for criminals and all illegals are in fact criminals. 100% of them no exceptions. Word to the wise if you don't want to go to jail don't become a criminal.
As you stated-------------especially the part that illegal aliens are criminals by default factoring in ID theft, non payment of taxes etc. that would land an American in Federal prison. Why should the former receive a free pass?
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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This phrase made me laugh: "the parents of U.S. citizen children". Those poor, dear, criminal illegal parents are being detained. Boo hoo. I sure hope they take their anchors with them once they head for home.
Justice is detaining illegal aliens!
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:42 AM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Illegals are criminals once they put one foot onto our soil.

Therefore, they broke the law and need to be detained and deported.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:56 PM
 
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Just is send them back to their country ;the injustice was them coming here illegally in the first place. They need proceesing out ;not a court date on anything as they are not citizens.
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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I think illegals should opt for the voluntary departure so none of this happens. Smart illegals will choose voluntary departure for a number of reasons.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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they wouldnt be suffering if we could do an catch/deport in 24 hours .. I still dont understand why that is not possible
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