Monday, June 2, 2008

Who should pay to deport illegals?



Here’s a fine point that shouldn’t get lost in the U.S. Senate race sniping over immigration policy and illegal immigrants: Should tax money collected to pay for local needs be used to pay to enforce federal laws?
Incumbent Republican Elizabeth Dole and her Democratic challenger, Kay Hagan, have been sparring over the voluntary 287(g) program, used by Mecklenburg and two other counties in N.C., which gives sheriffs authority to enforce some federal immigration laws against illegal immigrants charged with other crimes.
Dole says federal money pays start-up costs and training.
But Hagan has questioned whether it's good policy to use local resources to enforce federal policy laws.
What do you think?





4 comments:

Fleiter said...

It's cheaper to deport them than to have to pay for all the services they use in emergency rooms. And since most of the deportees are in jail for DUI, it's a really good investment of taxpayer money to get these people off of our streets. Of course they'll be right back as soon as they can jump the border again, so it is kind of hopeless.

crystalsbass said...

Use the money that is earmarked for the stupid border fence for the first 10,000 or so.

CB said...

Although we have services and needs of our own (as Americans) that SHOULD be paid for with tax dollars and are not, We cannot afford not to enforce our laws by any means necessary. We legal Americans have the right not to be disenfranchised with regards to services and jobs that hard working Americans deserve. I would give some of my own money to deport all of them...

Just saying said...

Charge the illegal immigrants. If they can not pay it keep a running balance if they ever return legally or otherwise. Take vehicles or other belongings they can not take with them. It may become cheaper to stay home instead of crossing the border again. What do you think?