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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Arizona Bills Feds For Cost of Incarcerating Convicted Illegal Aliens

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:  "Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano has billed the federal government for nearly $118 million in unreimbursed costs for imprisoning criminal illegal immigrants.  If the federal government doesn't pay, it should take custody of approximately 3,600 illegal immigrants in state prisons, Napolitano said in a letter sent last week to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.  'This is just wrong,' Napolitano said in a statement Tuesday. 'Arizona has held up its end of the bargain, and has taken these criminals off the streets. Yet the federal government has abandoned its job by refusing to pay for them.'"  Full story . . .  [Mark Godsey]

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In the new budget, President Bush just proposed cutting the entire program, I think it's called SCAAP, that pays for aliens to be incarcerated.

Posted by: Scott | Feb 10, 2005 3:53:33 AM

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