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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:36 AM

Immigration detainees released in budget crunch

Source: Associated Press

Immigration detainees released in budget crunch

By E. J. TAMARA, Immigration detainees released in budget crunch

By E. J. TAMARA, Associated Press | February 25, 2013 | Updated: February 25, 2013 9:44pm| February 25, 2013 | Updated: February 25, 2013 9:44pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Associated Press has learned that federal immigration authorities have released a number of detainees around the country to save money.

Gillian Christensen, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Washington, D.C., said Monday that field offices have been directed to review their numbers of detained immigrants to ensure the jail populations stay within budgeted resources.

Christensen says an unspecified number of immigrants have been released and placed on more cost-effective forms of supervision.

She says she did not have further details about those forms of supervision or how many people have been released.


Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Immigration-detainees-released-in-budget-crunch-4307768.php

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Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
TinkerTot55 Feb 2013 #1
dotymed Feb 2013 #3
daybranch Feb 2013 #2
watoos Feb 2013 #4
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #5
alp227 Feb 2013 #6
Pterodactyl Feb 2013 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 06:28 AM

1. Hopefully.......

....some families are reunited, although it's only a temporary solution, I assume.

Still, what a relief to some families!

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Response to TinkerTot55 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:02 AM

3. I agree but I am sickened by the jailings.

I wonder how much of our money was used to apprehend these desperado's?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:02 AM

2. should be the rule

these more cost effective forms of supervision rather than a forced exception. It would save many millions of dollars and relieve a lot of misery.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:42 AM

4. That's why Arizona

wrote its immigration law, privatized prizons, baby. We are the only civilized nation that deliberately imprisons people just to make money.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:06 PM

5. Kick... n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:23 PM

6. ...and Republicans IMMEDIATELY call for a vote against sequester.

Over a politically convenient issue: the ILLEGALS.

I wonder how many if these immigrants served time in private prisons though. And they better not release anyone suspected or convicted of drug/sexual/violent crime!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:25 PM

7. Seems to me that sending them back to their home countries would be cheaper than "supervising" them.

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