Don't Complain About Government Spending...
if you support amnesty for illegal aliens, or open borders.
Source: Longview Daily News
Gov. Chris Gregoire sent an invoice of nearly $50 million to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday, saying the federal government needs to reimburse the state for the cost of housing criminal illegal immigrants in state prisons.The bottom line is that, no matter which level of government picks up the tab, the taxpayer is still paying through the nose for an expense that would be moot if our government would just enforce our laws.
Gregoire said that it's the federal government's responsibility to incarcerate illegal immigrants who have committed crimes, but that the state has been doing it for years. From July 2004 to June 2005, Gregoire said the state paid more than $27 million to house 995 prisoners. The U.S. Department of Justice has only reimbursed the state $1.7 million, and still owes $25.3 million.
But go ahead and bill the federal government, as Arizona's Governor Napolitano has been doing. At least it gets these outrageous figures into the media.
California spends more than $750 million per year on illegal immigrant incarceration costs, Schwarzenegger's office said.The next time one of your bleeding-heart liberal or cheap-labor-lovin' conservative friends has the nerve to moan about government spending, ask them what great stuff they think California could do with $750 million to spend on law-abiding citizens and legal immigrants who have a right to be here in the first place.
Illegal Immigration * Government Spending * Chris Gregoire * Arnold Schwarzenegger