Bush Won’t Fund State Criminal Alien Assistance Program

Daily Bulletin

It’s amazing that President Bush continues to pretend the federal government has no responsibility for illegal immigration and its effects.

The 2007 federal budget he presented Monday proposes killing the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program that helps states pay for jailing illegal immigrants.

That’s nothing new. Bush has done the same thing in past years. It’s just amazing that at this point, with all the attention illegal immigration has received lately, the president continues to take the view that it’s individual states’ and communities’ tough luck that Washington can’t or won’t come up with comprehensive reform of the nation’s broken immigration system.

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