2009 April 12 Sunday
Rising Criminal Illegal Alien Imprisonment Costs

California spends $970 million per year imprisoning illegal immigrants.

Reporting from Washington -- Fifteen years after Congress promised that Washington would help states pick up the tab for imprisoning illegal immigrants convicted of crimes, California is receiving but a fraction -- less than 12 cents on the dollar -- of its nearly $1-billion annual cost.

The problem is that illegal immigrant criminals in other states are growing in numbers and other states are getting more of the federal money for locking up illegals.

But Congress this year provided $400 million nationwide to cover the cost of keeping illegal immigrants behind bars, less than what was provided a decade ago. In that same period, California's share of the federal money has declined from 68% to 39%.

"California's percentage of the total amount gets smaller and smaller each year as the issue of criminal aliens becomes more of a national problem," said Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Valley Village).

Deport all the illegals and stop letting new illegals from crossing the border. Save billions per year. But even as the economy tosses over 600,000 people per month into the unemployment rolls Obama the Messiah wants an immigration amnesty. He wants to forgive them for some their sins. Messiahs can do that.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2009 April 12 11:45 PM  Immigration Crime

coldequation said at April 13, 2009 2:13 PM:

Here's a cheaper way to deal with immigrant felons: buy them bus tickets to Washington DC. Send a few hundred thousand of them there and maybe something will be done about it.

Earl King said at April 14, 2009 10:39 AM:

How hard is it to just deport them? There is no need to legalize any Mexican citizen. If we craft a good worker program....those who are illegal will just eventually die. WA good worker program would insist that they have medical insurance. Either employer provided or one purchased prior to entry in to this county. Why would any US citizen want to provide free medical coverage for Mexican citizens....If they have children and they are Mexican citizens make Mexico pay for them.
It is amazing that there are simple solutions and everyone wants to complicate the issue.

Dr. Franklyn said at February 12, 2015 2:24 AM:

To solve this problem USA needs to distribute its wealth to the other un wealthy countries... hahaha

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