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Obama: No More Cash for Jailing Illegals
Newsmax ^ | Friday, May 8, 2009 1:34 PM | By: Jim Meyers

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bho44; crimaliens; democrats; enemywithin; immigrantlist; lawenforcement; obama; ovalofficetraitor; traitor; traitorinovaloffice
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1 posted on 05/08/2009 10:53:47 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Doesn’t this fall under the unfunded mandate laws?


2 posted on 05/08/2009 10:55:36 AM PDT by edcoil (Taxes only help an evil government)
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To: lewisglad

So we are going to continue letting foreign drunk drivers go without charges after a traffic stop, I see.


3 posted on 05/08/2009 10:56:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (If Liberals are so upset over torture, why did they mock John McCains stiff arms during the campaign)
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To: lewisglad

One damn disaster after another on this A-holes watch!....


4 posted on 05/08/2009 11:01:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lewisglad

So a taxpaying citizen gets fined and arrested for modest offenses, but an illegal gets off scot free, right?


5 posted on 05/08/2009 11:01:22 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: lewisglad

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.


6 posted on 05/08/2009 11:02:11 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Welcome to Obama- socalist world!


7 posted on 05/08/2009 11:02:32 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

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!


8 posted on 05/08/2009 11:02:39 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The scary part is this is just the beginning..


9 posted on 05/08/2009 11:03:34 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: All

I have a new title for the prez, “Illegal in chief.”


10 posted on 05/08/2009 11:03:55 AM PDT by Peter ODonnell
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


11 posted on 05/08/2009 11:04:13 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: lewisglad

It has begun, the legalization of millions of unknown persons living in America. They will worship the Democratic party.


12 posted on 05/08/2009 11:04:33 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: lewisglad

Hey, we’re going to need room in the jails for all those right wing terrorists!


13 posted on 05/08/2009 11:04:36 AM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
"So a taxpaying citizen gets fined and arrested for modest offenses, but an illegal gets off scot free, right?"

Looks that way.

Perhaps everyone should refuse to pay their fines, appear in court, and NOT pay their taxes in the name of equality.

14 posted on 05/08/2009 11:06:04 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: lewisglad

I know.....he is deconstructing America piece by piece at breakneck speed!


15 posted on 05/08/2009 11:06:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: lewisglad

Just in time for the 2010 elections. ACORN is learning Latino as fast as they can.


16 posted on 05/08/2009 11:06:26 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Give me LIBERTY or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: AuntB

Yes, clear the jails for all of the right wing types! (sarcasm button off)


17 posted on 05/08/2009 11:06:33 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
Article IV - Section 4
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,
and shall protect each of them against Invasion"


18 posted on 05/08/2009 11:06:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: lewisglad

No AMNESTY of ANY kind for ANY illegal aliens.


19 posted on 05/08/2009 11:07:34 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (SARAH PALIN - Supports a "path to citizenship" for ILLEGAL ALIENS.)
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To: Kimberly GG

How long will Zero wait before he and McLame ram this through?


20 posted on 05/08/2009 11:08:31 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

More deficits for California.


21 posted on 05/08/2009 11:08:54 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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To: lewisglad

We could always just haul ‘em out somewhere and apply a more cost-effective measure.


22 posted on 05/08/2009 11:11:31 AM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: lewisglad

The scary part is this is just the beginning..
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Damned scary.

We’ll be in a Mad Max situation in 2 years.


23 posted on 05/08/2009 11:12:15 AM PDT by unkus
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To: lewisglad

“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?

http://republicanwhip.house.gov/WeThePeople/


24 posted on 05/08/2009 11:13:05 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (SARAH PALIN - Supports a "path to citizenship" for ILLEGAL ALIENS.)
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To: unkus

Looks like Obama will do this mostly under stealth and dark of night, health care ‘reform’/ amnesty ‘path to citizenship/ gay marraige etc.


25 posted on 05/08/2009 11:13:42 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: nufsed
What about Texas? Aren't they about fed up with it?

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.

26 posted on 05/08/2009 11:16:13 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Give me LIBERTY or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: lewisglad
 If he's looking to save money, why not simply stop arresting American citizens?
27 posted on 05/08/2009 11:20:55 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Obama: "I didn't authorize attacks on those pirates." I authorized a tax on those pirates!")
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To: lewisglad
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."

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.

28 posted on 05/08/2009 11:21:32 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: humblegunner

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.


29 posted on 05/08/2009 11:23:27 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Kimberly GG

How about ACORN? LOL


30 posted on 05/08/2009 11:25:09 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad

Can we pay for the ammo to shoot them?


31 posted on 05/08/2009 11:26:45 AM PDT by MortMan (Power without responsibility-the prerogative of the harlot throughout the ages. - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Once they get to the Capitol, kick ‘em outa the buses.

Bad idea.

Obobo would appoint them all to high level government jobs.

On second thought, that might be an improvement...

32 posted on 05/08/2009 11:29:39 AM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: humblegunner

Imagine the news coverage though! Thousands and thousands of illegal criminals running around DC. Robbin’ rapin’, lootin’!

Oh wait! It’s that way already!


33 posted on 05/08/2009 11:32:10 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: lewisglad

You’ll only get cash if they vote Democrat. :)


34 posted on 05/08/2009 11:32:12 AM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: lewisglad

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 ?


35 posted on 05/08/2009 11:33:39 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: lewisglad

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.


36 posted on 05/08/2009 11:35:55 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (John Galt was exiled.)
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To: lewisglad

So, don’t incarcerate them... Just deport them.

Shouldn’t we be deporting them, anyway?

OK, maybe I’m a bit slow.


37 posted on 05/08/2009 11:37:38 AM PDT by Miykayl
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Yep, they arrest a guy with a bumper sticker while they let murderers, crooks and thieves loose.


38 posted on 05/08/2009 11:37:42 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: lewisglad

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.


39 posted on 05/08/2009 11:38:14 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: lewisglad

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.


40 posted on 05/08/2009 11:39:45 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: lady lawyer

Criminal illegals. That Obama should want to pander to them is not surprising. I suspect criminals are an important part of his base.


41 posted on 05/08/2009 11:40:25 AM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: Sender

the old expression was,”follow the money” we are living in the “follow the votes” age.


42 posted on 05/08/2009 11:43:04 AM PDT by wiggen
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To: humblegunner
California has about 40,000 of these pukes. They were thinking of just turning them loose.

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.

43 posted on 05/08/2009 11:51:05 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

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.


44 posted on 05/08/2009 11:51:29 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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To: lewisglad

States should respond by making it a death penalty offense to commit any felony as an illegal alien.


45 posted on 05/08/2009 11:51:39 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: muawiyah
Works for me, the farther north the better.

We got too many in Texas already.

We do manage to execute a few, though.

46 posted on 05/08/2009 11:55:21 AM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: humblegunner

Here in Virginia our execution rate is much better than yours.


47 posted on 05/08/2009 11:56:23 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

We’re at 354 so far this year.


48 posted on 05/08/2009 11:59:55 AM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: muawiyah

Oops, my bad.

354 is just the number sentenced to death.

Government graphs suck.


49 posted on 05/08/2009 12:02:07 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: muawiyah

Nope, we off more bad guys:

Texas leads nation in the number of executions since death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/drowfacts.htm


50 posted on 05/08/2009 12:05:25 PM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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