posted on Apr, 26 2004 @ 11:55 AM
Did anyone else know that we had 300,000 to 400,000 illegal immigrants running around the U.S? That's certainly a number they don't publicize very
I picked this one up on Yahoo, then noticed a 30 secong snippet of it on CNN.
"Introduced with little fanfare this month in Atlanta and Denver as a pilot program, Operation Compliance is designed to curb the chronic problem of
"absconders" -- an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 scofflaws in the United States in defiance of orders to leave.
Under the pilot program, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are assigned to immigration courts and promptly arrest people who are ordered to
leave the country after losing their cases, which are usually civil, not criminal. They are held in immigration detention sites until they exhaust
their appeals or post bond."
This is another great example of our government's inability to control the borders. Now we'll see a rise in our taxes to pay for the jailing and
all related costs of housing an inmate. By forcing the immigrant into a jail, and then posting a bail amount, you almost guarantee that they won't be
able to bail themselves out- they come here' LOOKING for money, they don't come here SPENDING it.
My biggest concern with this is not the rights of the immigrant, or where we house them, but who pays for it- I say stick their home country with the
[Edited on 4-26-2004 by Valhall]