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?
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