Today's Illegal Immigration News
Thursday, March 8, 2012
GEORGIA COULD BEAR MORE COSTS OF THE COSTS OF JAILING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
Barack Obama’s proposal to cut $170 million from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program means every state will be packing up a larger portion of the tab associated with jailing illegal immigrants. Although border-states are likely to be the most affected by Obama’s underhanded fiscal attack on states trying to enforce immigration laws, the Georgia state prison system and local jails depend on about $10 million from the federal program, which they can no longer expect.
The Obama administration has proposed shrinking the program by more than half leaving only $70 million to help states bear the burden of illegal immigration. Members of Congress from both sides of the spectrum are already joining forces to hike funding for the program to $950 million a year. The bill is currently stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
FEDS BUST GREEN CARD MILL IN NEW YORK
Federal agents discovered a green card mill operating out of a farmhouse in Lewis County, New York where at least 40 illegal immigrants paid $250 apiece to get a fake Social Security document and a fake green card that they could show to prospective employers. After an informant told federal agents about the mill, Homeland Security agents raided the home of Moises Velazquez-Jacobo Wednesday and charged him with identification document fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents. Velazquez-Jacobo, a Mexican national, was working at a dairy farm nearby and renting a house. He is scheduled to appear in court today.