Immigration News Blog
Monday, February 09, 2009
Immigrants Bring Big Bucks For JailsImmigrants Bring Big Bucks For Jails
The federal government pays sheriffs $90 a day to hold immigrants awaiting deportation. Some sheriffs are aggressively lobbying to have immigrants put in their jails. Local jailers receive $1.7 billion a year from taxpayers to keep people charged with overstaying their visas instead of releasing them pending trials.
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