Illegal Immigrant Prisons Proposed For State

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Sheriff James Metts is hoping for a solution to the growing problem of illegal immigrants overcrowding the Lexington County Jail. Full Story
Dawn

Swansea, SC

#23 Apr 24, 2008
Social Security Change For 2008
The United States Senate voted to extend Social Security Benefits to Illegal Aliens beginning in 2008. The following are the senators who voted to give illegal aliens Social Security benefits. They are grouped by home state. If a state is not listed, there was no voting representative.
Alaska : Stevens (R)
Arizona : McCain (R) Wants to be President
Arkansas : Lincoln (D) Pryor (D)
California : Boxer (D) Feinstein (D)
Colorado : Salazar (D)
Connecticut : Dodd (D) Lieberman (D)
Delaware : Biden (D) Carper (D)
Florida : Martinez (R)
Hawaii : Akaka (D) Inouye (D)
Illinois : Durbin (D) Obama (D) The people are so fed up with Bush, he may get nominated
Indiana : Bayh (D) Lugar (R)
Iowa : Harkin (D)
Kansas : Brownback (R)
Louisiana : Landrieu (D)
Maryland : Mikulski (D) Sarbanes (D)
Massachusetts : Kennedy (D) Kerry (D) wanted to lead the country
Montana : Baucus (D)
Nebraska : Hagel (R)
Nevada : Reid (D)
New Jersey : Lautenberg (D) Menendez (D)
New Mexico : Bingaman (D)
New York : Clinton (D) Schumer (D) Presidential wannabe
North Dakota : Dorgan (D)
Ohio : DeWine (R) Voinovich(R)
Oregon : Wyden (D)
Pennsylvania : Specter (R)
Rhode Island : Chafee (R) Reed (D)
South Carolina : Graham (R)
South Dakota : Johnson (D)
Vermont : Jeffords (I) Leahy (D)
Washington : Cantwell (D) Murray (D)
Wisconsin : Feingold (D) Kohl (D)

Since: Mar 08

Chicago, IL

#24 Apr 24, 2008
This will never happen. It's election time and this is all a way to get votes. I found out this will only work if:

A. The Federal Government gives local law enforcement the right to enforce immigration laws.

(Uncle Sam Will Never Do This)

B. They need 15 million grant to construct the jails.

(Not going to get it)

C. Then they need money to operate the prisons.

(Where is it going to come from?).

This is all another scam to get your votes. Smart one at that. Sorry to burst bubbles. I love the idea and wish it would happen - but it's not going to. Sorry.
Dawn

Swansea, SC

#25 Apr 24, 2008
Kulturkampf wrote:
First, it's black people; now, it's illegal immigrants. Southerners never change.
this is not a Southern issue, it's an AMERICAN issue. I am assuming you are a legal citizen, correct? If you are, this should bother you just like the rest of us. The illegals are stealing from us, stealing our jobs, trashing our neighborhoods, stealing education from our children and America bends over backwards for the people who are ruining the AMERICAN way of life. Our founding fathers would probably roll over in their graves if they saw how the illegals are taking over this country. As far as the blacks, we have no problems with blacks in the south, we have a problem with ignorant people who know nothing about southern heritage but pick on the most trivial issues such as a freakin' flag and where it should be placed on the state house. We have a problem with ANY race expecting handouts and special treatment just b/c of their skin color. We have a problem with Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton who claim to be civil rights leaders, who ONLY come to the side of an "african american" and do not ever seem to get involved in any "white" civil rights issues. I am an not a true southerner, I am from the north, but live down south now. So it's not a southern thing, again it's an American thing!
cendy m de leon

Sumter, SC

#26 Apr 24, 2008
Lexington Sherriff needs to make sure he knows what he says when he comments about how getting rid of 7 seven illegal immigrants would help our population. He does not know what effect it will do to our economy when we start getting rid of all the illegal imigrants like they want too. If these jails are being constructed to get rid of the ones that have criminal records i agree, but if it's to keep illegal immigrants with no criminal record while they are bing deported i find it a bad idea. They should be worried on making a law to keep these people here if they are honest, hardworking people.
American

Baltimore, MD

#27 Apr 24, 2008
How long does it take to deport an Illegal? Do they serve time for the crime, then deport? Or can we just ship them out?

Could build a no-frills sort of prison complete with mystery meat and hard labor during the day. I'm all for that.
American

Baltimore, MD

#28 Apr 24, 2008
cendy m de leon wrote:
Lexington Sherriff needs to make sure he knows what he says when he comments about how getting rid of 7 seven illegal immigrants would help our population. He does not know what effect it will do to our economy when we start getting rid of all the illegal imigrants like they want too. If these jails are being constructed to get rid of the ones that have criminal records i agree, but if it's to keep illegal immigrants with no criminal record while they are bing deported i find it a bad idea. They should be worried on making a law to keep these people here if they are honest, hardworking people.
If they were honest, hard working people, they would be LEGAL Immigrants, not the ones that sneak into our Country, get fake or stolen ID and use our system.

I'd like to see them deported quickly so that bleeding hearts don't worry about their "stay". Write them up. Ship them out. Simple.
cendy m de leon

Sumter, SC

#29 Apr 24, 2008
These comments from an hour ago sound pretty racist. I am a US Citizen but not proud to say i am. Has anybody wondered why these illegal immigrants come here? They don't have nothing, don't know anybody don't speak our language and they leave their children and spouses behind? They come here because their country is so poor their children are diying from not having food, they sleep on the floor. They just come to work and support their families here. Of course their are white, black, hispanics, that are criminals, why do we single them out as illegal immigrants if we can't even take out our own criminals!
Loca

United States

#30 Apr 24, 2008
Everyone has right to their opinion I am proud to be an AMERICAN but I also see both sides of the issue. I believe that everyone deserves a chance at a better life. All of you are saying that the Mexicans are taking your jobs but if they were yours from the get go, the so called "Mexicans" couldn't have taken them. Most of the hispanic people don't go to the doctor unless it is absolutely needed and they have to pay upfront for the visit. Everyone complains that these illegals are in this country taking our jobs, using our health care, ruining our neighborhoods, and not paying taxes. Don't you think that there is a bigger problem if so many immigrants are coming to our wonderful country? Everyone making comments are not the original descendants of this country but we are here. I believe that if the government would allow the "Mexicans" to enter into the United States legally then the economy would rise. The guidelines for coming into this country from mexico is totally different then someone coming from China, Japan, Korea, India, and Germany. Do you see what I am saying? I am American and I can't get any assistance with a small business like the people from India, China, or Korea. All of these different people get a visa, passport, SS #, and money to start a business. I don't see how that helps the economy. I have had my share of problems with all races but in the end its not your color, or your race that makes a different it's just that everyone feels better to belame everyone else for all the problems in world, because it is never our fault!!!!!!
American

Elkton, MD

#31 Apr 24, 2008
cendy m de leon wrote:
These comments from an hour ago sound pretty racist. I am a US Citizen but not proud to say i am. Has anybody wondered why these illegal immigrants come here? They don't have nothing, don't know anybody don't speak our language and they leave their children and spouses behind? They come here because their country is so poor their children are diying from not having food, they sleep on the floor. They just come to work and support their families here. Of course their are white, black, hispanics, that are criminals, why do we single them out as illegal immigrants if we can't even take out our own criminals!
I AM a US Citizen and PROUD of it!! Since you are not, therein lies the difference between you and me. Freedom is a wonderful thing here. We can speak our mind. We are free to agree or disagree. We are free to LEAVE if we don't like it here.

I refuse to support Illegal Invaders with MY tax dollars. I WILL uphold the law of this Country, unlike the Illegal Invaders.

Oh, and the "race card" gets old and it's a lie. People play the "race card" when they are attempting to change the subject. The subject is Illegal Invaders, of any race, color or creed who enter our Country via mexico.

Ironically, of all the Immigrants that do enter this Country, most do it legally and most make an effort to become part of this Country by learning the language and being respectful of our citizens. But not the Illegal. They are vultures. They are disrespectful. They hate Americans and they are NOT welcome here. They can go home and fix their own Country.
She Be Me

AOL

#32 Apr 24, 2008
cendy m de leon wrote:
Lexington Sherriff needs to make sure he knows what he says when he comments about how getting rid of 7 seven illegal immigrants would help our population. He does not know what effect it will do to our economy when we start getting rid of all the illegal imigrants like they want too. If these jails are being constructed to get rid of the ones that have criminal records i agree, but if it's to keep illegal immigrants with no criminal record while they are bing deported i find it a bad idea. They should be worried on making a law to keep these people here if they are honest, hardworking people.
ALL ILLEGAL aliens in the United States are CRIMINALS according to the LAW, each and every one of them. The second an ILLEGAL alien steps foot on United States soil they become a CRIMINAL or if their visa expires and they do not leave the United States they become a CRIMINAL. So ALL ILLEGAL aliens ARE CRIMINALS.

ILLEGAL aliens who have been caught in a crime is a minimum of a 2 time CRIMINAL. Just because an ILLEGAL aliens has not been caught yet does not desolve the FACT they are already a CRIMINAL because they are in the United States ILLEGALLY.
TELL THE TRUTH METTS

West Columbia, SC

#33 Apr 24, 2008
I WOULD HAVE LOVED FOR SHERIFF METTS TO TELL THE TRUTH. THEY ARE NOT A LOT OF HISPANICS IN LEXINGTON, COUNTY JAIL AS MUCH AS HE SAYS!!!HE ALSO NEEDS TO TELL WHERE ALL THE MONEY THAT THE HISPANICS PAY TO GET OUT OF JAIL GO!!!MOST OF THEM GET OUT THE NEXT DAY OR THE SAME DAY!!!
cendy m de leon

Sumter, SC

#34 Apr 24, 2008
This shows how poorly you guys are educated in this subject! This people most of them do pay taxes. they have their own s.s.# given by the us to file for taxes becuase in that case the goverment does want them here. Do you really think these people didn't try to come the legal way? Of course they did but there country ain't stupid, the will only give visas to people that have home, jobs, and money, because they know the will return back to their country. But if you have all that why do you want to come here? we spend a lot more on crap every day that we don't need why can't we help human beings that need a bite to eat! plus like the other person said we have all kind of people using our tax dollars. And for your information people that are not us residents do not get any help from the goverment for having babys, they get wic and medicaid when their child is born. tell me how much will it cost you to feed an mother and her child with cereal, milk and cheese?
cendy m de leon

Sumter, SC

#35 Apr 24, 2008
i agree with you!! where's the money going? what about those police officers that stop them and will take hundreds of dollars instead of taking them to jail!!
Cheyenne Z

Los Angeles, CA

#36 Apr 24, 2008
cendy m de leon wrote:
Lexington Sherriff needs to make sure he knows what he says when he comments about how getting rid of 7 seven illegal immigrants would help our population. He does not know what effect it will do to our economy when we start getting rid of all the illegal imigrants like they want too. If these jails are being constructed to get rid of the ones that have criminal records i agree, but if it's to keep illegal immigrants with no criminal record while they are bing deported i find it a bad idea. They should be worried on making a law to keep these people here if they are honest, hardworking people.
There is no such thing as an "honest" illegal alien. Illegal aliens are not "law abiding".
Illegal aliens make a premeditated decision to violate United States federal laws, when they enter the USA illegally, or overstay a visa.

Why do you, and those like you, believe that a specific segment of the population (Hispanic illegal aliens) are BETTER than everyone else? that they deserve SPECIAL consideration, in light of the fact that ALL illegal aliens (including Hispanic illegal aliens) have no respect for our laws, no respect for our border, and violate our laws, on a daily basis?

I believe ALL people should be treated exactly the same, and that means ALL people who commit crimes should be treated the same. If you violate the law, then you deserve to pay the existing penalty for that violation, it does not matter who you are, what color your skin, what language you speak,.... and the penalty for violation of U.S. Immigration Laws, including "illegal entry of the USA", is - DEPORTATION.

I do not believe that any one "race", or nationality should be singled out for "special" perks, or special treatment.

Anyone who does think that ONLY "Hispanic" illegal aliens should be given a free pass on the crimes they commit is tantamount to being a "racist".
Cheyenne Z

Los Angeles, CA

#37 Apr 24, 2008
cendy m de leon wrote:
This shows how poorly you guys are educated in this subject! This people most of them do pay taxes. they have their own s.s.# given by the us to file for taxes becuase in that case the goverment does want them here. Do you really think these people didn't try to come the legal way? Of course they did but there country ain't stupid, the will only give visas to people that have home, jobs, and money, because they know the will return back to their country. But if you have all that why do you want to come here? we spend a lot more on crap every day that we don't need why can't we help human beings that need a bite to eat! plus like the other person said we have all kind of people using our tax dollars. And for your information people that are not us residents do not get any help from the government for having babys, they get wic and medicaid when their child is born. tell me how much will it cost you to feed an mother and her child with cereal, milk and cheese?
You are the one who is uneducated.
Illegal aliens do NOT get social security numbers.

Paying taxes is not the same as paying into social security. They are two separate things entirely.
The tax number which the U.S. IRS issues, for non-citizens, does not allow for deduction of any social security, and does not qualify the user of that tax number to benefit from U.S. Social Security.

Most illegal aliens do not obtain that tax number, because it was set up for use by legal immigrants, and to obtain one you have to apply with a variety of papers which most illegal aliens do not have, including legal immigration documentation.

Most illegal aliens are working for cash or using stolen social security numbers.
The U.S. Social Security Administration defines any number which was not LEGALLY obtained from the U.S. Social Security Administration, with LEGAL identification, in your LEGAL name, with your LEGAL birth certificate, as..... STOLEN social security numbers.
Stolen social security numbers include all numbers which are "made up, bought, borrowed, belonging to anyone else, belonging to a family member, etc..... or obtained by false information, such as legal status,...)

Use of any such stolen social security number is a FELONY CRIME, for which the penalty is 25 years in federal prison and a $250,000.00 fine, followed by deportation to your own country.

And for your information, data on the number of illegal aliens collecting all forms of welfare, HUD, WIC, food stamps, subsidized medical, etc.... are available and you don't have a clue as to what you are talking about.
Illegal aliens ARE getting public assistance, most paid for by state, county and city taxes, since the fed gov cut off welfare bene's for illegal aliens. Why do you think illegal alien women drop an anchor baby on U.S. soil as soon as they possibly can?

Tell me why any working, taxpaying citizen, or legal immigrant in this country should have to pay for anything for illegal aliens, who have no respect for our laws, or our borders, and deserve NOTHING.
cendy m de leon

Sumter, SC

#38 Apr 24, 2008
do you think the sherriff was talking about other illegals that were not hispanics? You nead to read the article. Here in SC we have a lot of hate and racism against other cultures. I agree if they are criminals they need to go back, but there isalways the other half. Stop cumplaining of how they take our money, but we take their money too. Example: no SC Driver's license they can get car insurance but at a higher price. and they are a lot more examples like this one. What i am trying to say is that we are all the same no matter how they got here. We go to work every day to support our families and they do the same! Do any of you think that illegals should be separated from their children just becuase the children are legals and they aren't! For someone who has not lived with or known someone in that situation it's very easy to say send them back.

Since: Apr 07

Columbus, OH

#39 Apr 24, 2008
cendy m de leon wrote:
do you think the sherriff was talking about other illegals that were not hispanics? You nead to read the article. Here in SC we have a lot of hate and racism against other cultures. I agree if they are criminals they need to go back, but there isalways the other half. Stop cumplaining of how they take our money, but we take their money too. Example: no SC Driver's license they can get car insurance but at a higher price. and they are a lot more examples like this one. What i am trying to say is that we are all the same no matter how they got here. We go to work every day to support our families and they do the same! Do any of you think that illegals should be separated from their children just becuase the children are legals and they aren't! For someone who has not lived with or known someone in that situation it's very easy to say send them back.
I suggest this May 1st,all legal immigrants need to stand up against the racist immigrants like www.mexica-movement.org which are in every march.

Citizens of all ethnicities need to get loud about this reconquista stuff.

cendy m de leon

Sumter, SC

#40 Apr 24, 2008
dear Cheyenne,
You need a reality check!! Anybody can get a Tin# which is what that s.s.# is called. Stop looking at all the # and start talking to the illegals to see how many of them get help, i'm pretty sure we here in the US out number them. There is a lot of hate in your words and you need someone to pray for you!
wowww

United States

#41 Apr 24, 2008
cendy m de leon wrote:
do you think the sherriff was talking about other illegals that were not hispanics? You nead to read the article. Here in SC we have a lot of hate and racism against other cultures. I agree if they are criminals they need to go back, but there isalways the other half. Stop cumplaining of how they take our money, but we take their money too. Example: no SC Driver's license they can get car insurance but at a higher price. and they are a lot more examples like this one. What i am trying to say is that we are all the same no matter how they got here. We go to work every day to support our families and they do the same! Do any of you think that illegals should be separated from their children just becuase the children are legals and they aren't! For someone who has not lived with or known someone in that situation it's very easy to say send them back.
i agree with you on that one...no one knows how it is unless they know someone in the situation..others just find something to complain about..
Yahoo

Columbia, SC

#42 Apr 24, 2008
Mrs V - Cayce wrote:
I am for immediate deportation of illegal immigrants because it is costing our country tens of millions of dollars to say the least. When you have only 3 people working paying taxes which helps support the government/ economy compared to maybe 5 years ago when it was 16 and or 10 years ago when it was almost 40 or 50 what do you expect our economy to do. The economy is almost collapsing because it is taxed beyond belief.
Illegal immigrants receive wic, have illegal baby after baby, receive welfare, housing etc., all while their spouse or boyfriend work illegally and pay NO TAXES. WHAT! That is not fair to the rest of us AMERICANS.
I vote that we stop giving immigrants a free ride. We are not giving Americans a free ride. Our children should receive free educations, etc. I say immediately close the borders, no more free educations to immigrants, if an illegal immigrant has a child THAT CHILD SHOULD NOT AUTOMATICALLY BE AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.
Also make them pay taxes from day one. They are laughing at America because they are working and sending 100s of 1000s of dollars back to Mexico weekly probably daily who really knows. They are not only illegal, some of them are drug dealers and who knows all the other crimes.
They are breaking the law. What is the law concerning these types of crimes? Deport them immediately, keep the buses rolling and build the fences. We need a double fence and more border protection. America wake up please.
Thank you.....just send their ****** back where they came from immediately. Why should we have to feed, cloth and house them. Get them out of here. They have no business in our country anyway.

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