Saturday, May 9, 2009

Your Socialist Regime thinks It's not illegal to cross the boarder illegally" - WTF?!?

I discovered this interesting read on

No More Cash For Jailing Illegals

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. Ironically, Obama co-sponsored an amendment in the Senate to increase funding for the program. The amendment was defeated.

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, stating: "We're going to start by really trying to work on how to improve the current system so that people who want to be naturalized, who want to become citizens . . . that they are able to do it." As reported earlier, Republicans fear that Obama and Congressional Democrats are pushing for amnesty for illegals to increase Democratic electoral chances. Studies show that new immigrants vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

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