Tag Archives: Homeland Security

State seeks more federal aid for cost of keeping illegal immigrant inmates

A federal program pays less than 12% of the cost for noncitizen criminals. As California renews its bid for funding, some lawmakers are optimistic. By Richard Simon April 11, 2009 Reporting from Washington — Fifteen years after Congress promised that Washington would help states pick up the tab for imprisoning… Read more »

Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling

Email Picture Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press “The only way we’re going to be successful is to truly mount a comprehensive attack upon the cartels,” said Arizona Atty. Gen. Terry Goddard, left, with Justice Department officials William Hoover and Anthony Placido. Exploitation of illegal immigrants has become worse, officials… Read more »

The ‘usual suspects’

Our view: Racial profiling concerns, record number of federal prosecutions for immigration offenses leave a community feeling under siege February 24, 2009 There’s but one plausible explanation for the arrest of 24 Hispanic men by federal immigration agents outside a Fells Point convenience store in 2007 – racial profiling. A… Read more »