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To: La Enchiladita

States: “Help Us, Criminal Illegals Swamp Budgets, Prisons”

The General Accounting Office estimates that as of 2009 there were currently about 350,000 criminal aliens in U.S. prisons, “the majority from Mexico.” At $30,000 per year, per inmate, that’s $11 billion annually, with most of the costs born by the states.

While not all of the criminal aliens are here illegally, criminal illegals are putting a strain on budgets, especially in the states with large illegal immigration populations such as Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida, New York, and Texas.

Not coincidentally, many of those same states are facing the largest budget shortfalls for fiscal year 2011 and 2012, including New York and California. Some estimate state budget shortfalls of over $100 billion in 2012 across state governments in the U.S.

In California, it’s estimated that prisoners who are illegal immigrants cost the state at least $1 billion per year just to keep them in prison. States: “Help Us, Criminal Illegals Swamp Budgets, Prisons”
Townhall.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | John Ransom

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2011 8:49:27 AM by Kaslin

The General Accounting Office estimates that as of 2009 there were currently about 350,000 criminal aliens in U.S. prisons, “the majority from Mexico.” At $30,000 per year, per inmate, that’s $11 billion annually, with most of the costs born by the states.

While not all of the criminal aliens are here illegally, criminal illegals are putting a strain on budgets, especially in the states with large illegal immigration populations such as Arizona, Colorado, California, Florida, New York, and Texas.

Not coincidentally, many of those same states are facing the largest budget shortfalls for fiscal year 2011 and 2012, including New York and California. Some estimate state budget shortfalls of over $100 billion in 2012 across state governments in the U.S.

In California, it’s estimated that prisoners who are illegal immigrants cost the state at least $1 billion per year just to keep them in prison.

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12 posted on 10/08/2011 9:26:57 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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In California, it’s estimated that prisoners who are illegal immigrants cost the state at least $1 billion per year just to keep them in prison.

Worth repeating. At the same time, CA will now shell out $14.5 million for illegals' college tuition. Add this to all the medical, educational and food stamps benefits...... and ....

15 posted on 10/09/2011 2:03:45 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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