Skip to comments.Obama budget nixes aid for jailing illegal immigrants
Posted on 05/08/2009 6:59:08 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama budget nixes aid for jailing illegal immigrants By Ian Swanson and Walter Alarkon Posted: 05/08/09 09:24 AM [ET]
President Obama voted in the Senate to provide additional funding for a program targeted for elimination by his budget that provides states a federal subsidy to offset the costs of jailing illegal immigrants.
Killing the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program would save $400 million, according to Obama's budget for Fiscal Year 2010 released Thursday. It's one of the largest non-defense discretionary cuts proposed in the president's budget.
The program is popular with border state politicians in Capitol Hill, however, making its elimination a tough sell to lawmakers, particularly from California.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein has repeatedly pushed for additional funding for the program, and lawmakers from other states that have costs associated with illegal aliens have also offered support.
A bipartisan trio of House members from California have drafted a letter urging the House Appropriations subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies to restore funding for the SCAAP program. The three members, Reps. Mike Honda (D), Adam Schiff (D) and Jerry Lewis, the top Republican on the Appropriations Committee, are also asking the rest of the California House delegation to sign the letter, Honda's office said.
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Well, what did everyone expect? We are getting what the voters wanted....Border fenced STOPPED (another thread on FR this morning) and this....
It's called protecting your own.
It would free up officers, who now no longer have to patrol and provide workers for a failing economy.....heck its a stimulous plan!
More appeasement from Obummer who is rapidly turning our nation into a third rate third world country much like one of those poor African nations we read about.
“this crap burns me up....”
Why? Those inmates are his core constituency.
This is really bad, because the states do not have the “authority” to enforce deportation of these illegals, so we must house them at our own expense!
I say we take them to the closest FEDERAL building and drop them off in the lobby or take them to the nearest FEDERAL military base and drop them off at the gate (under guard) until the feds pickup the tab!
Not a problem. Just invoke the humane euthanasia option. Problem solved and with a liberal spin to boot.