Skip to comments.Obama: No More Cash for Jailing Illegals
Posted on 05/08/2009 10:53:47 AM PDT by lewisglad
President Barack Obama has asked Congress to end federal payments to states and communities for jailing illegal immigrants as he continues along a path toward legalization of undocumented aliens.
The budget plan Obama released on Thursday would end the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), under which states received $400 million in the current fiscal year to cover the cost of incarcerating convicts and pre-trial detainees who are illegally in the U.S.
Specifically, the SCAAP reimburses states and counties for jailer's salaries for holding illegal immigrants who are apprehended and found to have at least one felony and two misdemeanor convictions.
With states along the Mexican border hard pressed to balance their budgets, the federal cut would likely lead to reduced incarceration of illegal aliens.
Obama's Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has in fact stated that illegal immigration is really not a crime, saying in a CNN interview in April that "crossing the border is not a crime per se."
However, a statue clearly stipulates that crossing the border without authorization is a crime.
The elimination of the SCAAP is the latest sign that the Obama administration is softening the approach to illegal immigrants already in the country.
The New York Times reported in early April that Obama would draft legislation this year allowing illegal immigrants to become legal citizens.
The Times cited U.S. officials as saying that "the Obama administration favors legislation that would bring illegal immigrants into the legal system by recognizing that they violated the law, and imposing fines and other penalties to fit the offense."
Obama said in an interview with Univision Radio that he is "very committed" to immigration reform
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Doesn’t this fall under the unfunded mandate laws?
So we are going to continue letting foreign drunk drivers go without charges after a traffic stop, I see.
One damn disaster after another on this A-holes watch!....
So a taxpaying citizen gets fined and arrested for modest offenses, but an illegal gets off scot free, right?
The only difference between a pile of crap and the Obamaloon admin is that the crap actually came from something useful and will once again become something useful.
Welcome to Obama- socalist world!
Obama said in an interview with Univision Radio that he is “very committed” to immigration reform.....
At the same time he is “very uncomitted” to America!
The scary part is this is just the beginning..
I have a new title for the prez, “Illegal in chief.”
It has begun, the legalization of millions of unknown persons living in America. They will worship the Democratic party.
Hey, we’re going to need room in the jails for all those right wing terrorists!
Looks that way.
Perhaps everyone should refuse to pay their fines, appear in court, and NOT pay their taxes in the name of equality.
I know.....he is deconstructing America piece by piece at breakneck speed!
Just in time for the 2010 elections. ACORN is learning Latino as fast as they can.
Yes, clear the jails for all of the right wing types! (sarcasm button off)
No AMNESTY of ANY kind for ANY illegal aliens.
How long will Zero wait before he and McLame ram this through?
More deficits for California.
We could always just haul ‘em out somewhere and apply a more cost-effective measure.
The scary part is this is just the beginning..
We’ll be in a Mad Max situation in 2 years.
“The New York Times reported in early April that Obama would draft legislation this year allowing illegal immigrants to become legal citizens.”
Yes, he will. And how many members of “We the People”/The National Council for a New America will support Obama’s efforts?
Looks like Obama will do this mostly under stealth and dark of night, health care ‘reform’/ amnesty ‘path to citizenship/ gay marraige etc.
This is why some of us warned last fall, just how dangerous Obama is. That reality is even scaring those of us who were prepared for the worst. This goes well beyond that level and into something truly evil.
If they do this, which I'm 100% opposed to, then they should release from incarceration all Americans who are currently serving time for either a non-violent crime or a non-sex related crime, and then impose a fine to satisfy the balance of their sentences.
Put ‘em in buses. Time all the buses to arrive in DC at the same time. Once they get to the Capitol, kick ‘em outa the buses.
How about ACORN? LOL
Can we pay for the ammo to shoot them?
Obobo would appoint them all to high level government jobs.
On second thought, that might be an improvement...
Imagine the news coverage though! Thousands and thousands of illegal criminals running around DC. Robbin’ rapin’, lootin’!
Oh wait! It’s that way already!
You’ll only get cash if they vote Democrat. :)
So felony Illegals are supposed to be Deported after serving prison sentence.....send ‘em to ICE.
what is the difference between sending / releasing Gitmo prisoners to USA -or- Criminal Illegals being set free here ?
What is he trying to do? Extraordinary generosity toward enemies & parasites, and downright hostility & abuse of the only people who, truly, can maintain the framework of this nation. Eviscerating our international influence, and undermining everything needed to support his socialism/fascism/greenism, just can’t get him anywhere he wants to go save power for power’s sake (a la Kim Jong Il: total control of nothing worth controlling). I’m pretty good at comprehending bizzare motivations, but this one has me stumped.
So, don’t incarcerate them... Just deport them.
Shouldn’t we be deporting them, anyway?
OK, maybe I’m a bit slow.
Yep, they arrest a guy with a bumper sticker while they let murderers, crooks and thieves loose.
Every illegal alien is another potential anti-white voter. And if people haven’t figured out that this is a big motivation for everything that Obama does, they are deluding themselves.
FTA:”Specifically, the SCAAP reimburses states and counties for jailer’s salaries for holding illegal immigrants who are apprehended and found to have at least one felony and two misdemeanor convictions.”
So, these are not just the “law-abiding illegals,” to use W’s favorite oxymormon. They are criminal illegals.
Criminal illegals. That Obama should want to pander to them is not surprising. I suspect criminals are an important part of his base.
the old expression was,”follow the money” we are living in the “follow the votes” age.
I have a better idea ~ set up a prisoner resettlement program that involves the use of buses and the interstate highway system.
The prisoners get loaded on buses which are driven to Chicago. They stop in Obama's old neighborhood (full of rich "minorities" AND leftwingtards) and release them to go where they wish.
Every 10th bus stops at Obama's old church where the Reverend Wright does his stuff. Every 19th bus drops them off near Dick Durbin's home.
BTW, there's nothing further on what happens after the prisoners are dropped off. They take care of themselves or something. California is too broke to bother with that sort of thing anymore.
Well most of us knew he would put a major hurtin on the country. He’s sure not wasting anytime. Maybe he thinks the birth certificate will be released and he wants to get the party started beforehand.
States should respond by making it a death penalty offense to commit any felony as an illegal alien.
We got too many in Texas already.
We do manage to execute a few, though.
Here in Virginia our execution rate is much better than yours.
We’re at 354 so far this year.
Oops, my bad.
354 is just the number sentenced to death.
Government graphs suck.
Nope, we off more bad guys:
Texas leads nation in the number of executions since death penalty was reinstated in 1976.