Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire wants illegal immigrants serving time in state jails deported, a move intended to save the state more than $9 million in the next two-year budget.
The deportation proposal is modeled after a program in Arizona that has saved the state more than $18.5 million since 2005, said Eldon Vail, Secretary of the state Department of Corrections.
Between 1995 and 2007, New York has saved an estimated $141 million by releasing more than 1,950 illegal immigrant inmates to federal hands, according to the New York State Department of Correctional Services.
"Immigrants are a vulnerable group politically, that face the brunt of difficult budget situations," State Sen. Margarita Prentice, D-Renton said. "I understand this is to preserve state resources, but we're often talking about people's lives."
The people without goals astound me. "But it's peoples lives!" Yes, it is and so is everything else. Your job is to take care of your people. Let other places take care of their people and if they can't, alas, it is natural selection and we move on.
These neurotic people fear so much for themselves they get twitchy any time they hear about a tragedy anywhere. It's because when you are a narcissistic solipsist, every tragedy seems like a symbolic act done to you alone, even if it happened to someone else.