Friday, May 8, 2009

Obama budget axes aid for jailing illegal immigrants

President Obama has finally found a spending program he thinks we don't need. The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAPP) provides states with assistance to offset the costs of jailing illegal immigrants. Apparently, this is far less important than funding a sex study in Argentina gay bars. Acorn has benefited from the stimulus spending. Since we can't afford to jail illegal immigrants anymore, Acorn can sign them up as Democratic voters.
President Obama voted in the Senate to provide additional funding for a program targeted for elimination by his budget that provides states a federal subsidy to offset the costs of jailing illegal immigrants.

Killing the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAPP) would save $400 million, according to Obama's budget for fiscal 2010 released Thursday. It's one of the largest non-defense discretionary cuts proposed in the president's budget.

The program is popular with border-state politicians on Capitol Hill, however, making its elimination a tough sell to lawmakers, particularly from California.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has repeatedly pushed for additional funding for the program, and lawmakers from other states that have costs associated with illegal aliens have also offered support.

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