If you needed any more assurance that our border is wide open all you have to do is look at the fact that more than a third of all prosecuted cases in LA and surrounding counties are for the crime of "illegal re-entry" or coming back across the border illegally after being deported.
The shear costs alone at prosecuting these cases has to be staggering and you'd figure that a cash strapped state like California would do everything in its power to prevent illegal aliens from crossing the border. Of course you'd be wrong in that regard as the state has refused time after time to work with federal authorities at stopping illegal activity along the border.
For the one time fee of a border fence though, a lot of this "illegal entry" would be ended. Not all of it, but it's a good first step rather than paying out the billions year after year.
You can just chalk this up as another cost of illegal immigration that goes mostly ignored.
Federal authorities are cracking down on immigrants who were previously deported and then reentered the country illegally -- a crime that now makes up more than one-third of all prosecutions in Los Angeles and surrounding counties, a Times review of U.S. attorney's statistics shows.
The surge in prosecutions reflects the federal government's push in recent years to detect illegal immigrants with criminal records in what may seem the most obvious of places: the state's jails and prisons.
Immigration authorities have long combed inmate populations for illegal immigrants, but additional money and cooperation with local law enforcement have fueled an increase in such cases by the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. The illegal reentry charge is the single most prosecuted crime in the office.
Of course illegal alien activists and supporters are whining saying that people convicted of "minor crimes" and then being deported are being caught up in the system. The fact is if you come here illegally - you've broken the law. If you then commit a crime - you've broken the law again. If you are deported and return - you've broken the law. How many laws are we supposed to put up with being broken?
Of course the rest of the article reads like a "woe is them" article and how the feds and state agency should just ignore certain laws like illegally entering our country.
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Yes, slick Barry Obama, Hillary and John Amnesty McCain have ALL pledged to push amnesty through for criminal illegal aliens! The day that happens, all hell is going to break lose. McAmnesty is the best of the three, especially if he picks a good conservative like Romney, but knowing McSlimy, he'll pick another liberal like himself, probably Lieberman since Lieberman seems to be following him around everywhre. If it's Gov. Crist of FL, that's it -- no vote from me. One liberal RINO on the ticket is enough.
Posted by: April on March 26, 2008 09:48 PM