Saturday, August 27, 2011

Texas Governor Perry Sends Feds $350 Million Tab For Incarceration Of Illegals

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nearly $350 million to cover the costs he says Texas has incurred incarcerating illegal immigrants in state prisons and county jails.
In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Perry reiterated a claim he's often leveled against the federal government: that it's not doing enough to secure the border with Mexico and as a result, has allowed illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and use taxpayer-funded resources, including the prison system.

If EVERY state so burdened were to send a bill to the Feds, this would soon solve our illegal immigrant problem, as well as reintroducing that pesky little concept known as states-rights.

If the Federal Government won't let the states handle the problem, then IT has to handle the problem; and the Supremes would probably see it that way, too. With the exception of the liberal females but of course.


Crotalus (Dont Tread on Me) said...

I wouldn't involve the Feds, because if they pay the money, they think they own you, and state's rights will be right out the window.

Fits said...

That's certainly another way to look at it...